Lyle Divinsky has released the first chapter of his new Together Wherever series with a cover of “Weak” by SWV. The singer’s rendition of the 1990s R&B classic features backup vocals from Sammi Garett and Shira Elias (Turkuaz) as well as Kim Dawson (Matador! Soul Sounds).
The new series will see the accomplished crooner teaming up with new and familiar faces to record music together—in spite of the necessary physical distance between both performers and audiences by the pandemic. Prior to the cover of the chart-topping single, Divinsky begins the video like the opening credits of a sitcom as b-roll footage of him hanging out around the house flashes onscreen and he sings “we can make it through if we’re together.” Soon enough, chapter one of Together Wherever begins with just Lyle on acoustic guitar. True to the moniker, Divinsky is soon joined virtually by the trio of talented backing vocalists to fill out the vocal harmonies.
“In this crazy confusing COVID era, we need each other more than ever,” Divinsky said of the new series. “So, while we can’t make music in the same space, we can find new ways of being Together Wherever we are in the world. I am so excited to share this with you.”
Watch the first installment of Lyle Divinsky’s Together Wherever series, featuring the former Motet singer covering SWV’s “Weak” with Sammi Garett, Shira Elias, and Kim Dawson.
Lyle Divinsky (ft. Sammi Garett, Shira Elias, Kim Dawson) – “Weak” (SWV) – Together Wherever
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In this crazy confusing COVID era, we need each other more than ever. So, while we can’t make music in the same space, we can find new ways of being Together Wherever we are in the world. I am so excited to share this with you… Together Wherever – Chapter 1 – Weak” by SWV @sammigarett @shirashirabangbang @kdawsonmusic
In addition to launching the Together Wherever series, Divinsky is reviving his Wednesday Live Stream series, which became a fan-favorite throughout the early months of quarantine earlier this year. You can tune in to the next Lyle Divinsky Wednesday Live Stream this Wednesday, October 21st via the Lyle Divinsky and Live For Live Music Facebook pages.
Last week, Divinsky announced his amicable departure from The Motet after several years as the Colorado funk outfit’s vocalist. Trumpeter Parris Fleming has also left the group, like Divinsky, in order to pursue his own creative path.
“The Motet are my brothers for life,” Lyle wrote of parting ways with the band. “The community is my family forever. I love these guys to my core and cherish every moment we spent together on and off stage over these past 5 years. I could not be more grateful for all of the memories and music we’ve made together – for every mile traveled, every note played, every lyric, every smile, every struggle, every lesson learned… it’s part of who I am now. The community they built has become my community, my family. It is an absolute honor to be a part of The Motet legacy, and I am so excited to see and hear the incredible things they have in store. They will continue to crush, to inspire, and to keep booties shaking for decades to come.”
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