What do you get when you pair a production team of Berklee College of Music-trained musicians with a powerhouse vocalist? A natural synergy called “One More Time” by The Chemistri featuring Stacy Barthe, making its debut on Billboard today (Sept. 20).
“One More Time” is the second single from producers-turned-artists The Chemistri, comprised of LaDerrick Perry (TheChemist), Eddie Rooks (Energii) and Phillip Lewis (Dr. Phil). The trio’s latest track is the follow-up to its debut single “Still Be Me,” a pop track released this spring featuring indie artist Molly Moore.
With credits between them that include collaborations with Alicia Keys, JoJo, Patti LaBelle and Rick Ross, The Chemistri is recording an EP due next year from Siri Music Group/Caroline. Siri is headed by president Chauncy Jackson and in partnership with the Jacqueline Saturn-helmed Caroline, Siri specializes in R&B and contemporary pop.
Music fans know Barthe as the songwriting talent behind such songs as Rihanna’s “Cheers (Drink to That),” Miley Cyrus’ “Adore You” and Katy Perry’s “Hummingbird Heartbeat.” Most recently featured on “Victory Lap,” the title track from Nipsey Hussle’s 2018 debut studio album, Barthe is currently at work on her new album, Love Life, also for Siri/Caroline.
With “One More Time,” The Chemistri and Barthe have crafted a deliciously ethereal yet melodic R&B/pop track that showcases the trio’s musical versatility and Barthe’s sultry, soulful voice. Recorded at the Westlake Studios in Los Angeles, the song addresses wanting to spend one more time with a potential special someone.
“Before Stacy even laid down her vocals, we knew this was our single,” The Chemistri says collectively. “It was such an organic experience. The lyrics and melodies came almost immediately to her and Chauncy. Then up-and-coming songwriter Yawny loaned his pen, making the record complete. It was just one of those sessions where everything fell into place. Everything from the production to the writing — and even the title of this song — was meant to be.”
Listen to “One More Time”: