The uplifting track blends elements of Rodgers’ trademark funk sound with soul, disco and house influences.
“The flame is burning, just waiting to be fanned,” Davis said in a statement. “I hope our song makes people feel good, as though they’re in the middle of a party, letting go and having fun.”
The project came together after Moran recruited Davis to work on the song for his new Moodswings album, calling the singer a “a rare talent in the realm of Whitney [Houston] and Mary J. [Blige].” Next, Rodgers joined on after hearing a rough cut of the song while Davis was touring with the Hall of Fame guitarist’s iconic band CHIC and to her surprise asked if he could get involved.
“Of course, I said yes,” said Davis. “Not only is he my boss but he’s also Nile Rodgers! No sane music artist would deny Nile being a part of their project.”
“Nile is a true inspiration to the world in his ability to create and shape musical genres,” added Moran. “It was a thrill to work with him in the booth.”
The Patty Nieto-directed video for the song features behind-the-scenes footage of Rodgers, Moran and Davis recording the single, as well as Davis strutting her stuff in Times Square.
“The idea was to incorporate the vibrant energy of New York City to capture the spirited power of the song,” said Moran.
Watch the “My Fire” video here: