Julia Robertson achieved fame in the 90’s, as part of the female R&B group Ex-Girlfriend. The New York based quartet was comprised of Julia, Tisha Hunter, Monica Boyd and Stacy Francis . Signed to Warner/Reprise Records, Ex- Girlfriend’s debut album, “X Marks the Spot”, yielded the hit singles “Why Can’t You Come Home?” (Billboard #5 U.S. R&B), and “You (You’re The One For Me)”.
Norm Adams is a singer-songwriter, whose creative style has often drawn comparisons to Babyface, Ne-Yo and Bruno Mars. His debut solo album, “This Is My Time”, was produced by Grammy nominated producers Ric Zivic and Ted Wender, and included the Top 10 indie record, “Love Me” (MWR UK #7), and the dance floor filler “Stretch Ya Neck”, whose video was designated by Yahoo as a “must see” .
Destiny came calling when a mutual friend suggested on social media that Julia and Norm do a song together, calling them his “two favorite singers”. Julia responded that she thought it was a great idea, and that she’d love to do it! Norm had written “Body Rush” some time ago, but never quite knew what to do with it because as he elaborated, “I didn’t feel that it was right for me as a solo artist, (or any solo artist for that matter). When presented with the idea of a duet however, I knew it would be perfect! I sent Julia a demo of the song, and she absolutely loved it! A couple of weeks later, she came out to my house in Philadelphia, and we began working on it. The first time our voices blended on the song, we both knew that it was going to be something special.”
“Body Rush” was officially released on May 31, 2016, and the release was celebrated shortly thereafter at an exclusive red carpet event in New York City, where the video was screened to a standing room only crowd. The “Body Rush” music video was shot over two days in New York and Philadelphia, and was directed by award winning filmmaker Maurice Paramore. The concept is that of a man, sitting alone in a bar, fantasizing about being in a relationship with a beautiful woman that he sees walking by. At the end of the video, much to his surprise, she approaches him as he is getting ready to leave. It is a beautiful love story in keeping with the theme of the song, and the on screen chemistry between Julia and Norm is a reflection of their real life friendship and genuine affinity for one another. Parts of the video reference the duo’s individual music careers as well. Half way through the video, each have solo shots where scenes from previous music videos are shown on a big screen in the background. Additionally, the opening scene features a cameo appearance by Julia’s ‘Ex Girlfriend’ bandmate, Tisha Hunter.