Goapele Dishes on Omari Hardwick’s Stellar Songwriting Skills
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What do you get when you mix soulful lyrics from Omari Hardick and Estelle on top of Goapele’s angelic vocals? Magic!

You may know Goapele worked with the ”American Boy” singer to pen her latest single “Strong as Glass,” but did you know “Power” star Omari Hardwick joined the party?! “Omari is an incredible actor and phenomenal songwriter as well,” Goapele shared at this year’s ESSENCE Festival. “He’s talented and charismatic.” 

She went on to say that the superstars added a new twist to her sound and storytelling process. 

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“A lot of times when I was first writing on my album, it was a lot of me with my journal, or sitting with the producers and writing lyrics on my own, which is an honest expression of where I was at. But, it’s also cool to collaborate with other artists and bounce ideas off of each other,” she said. “It takes the pressure off and also helps makes something a bit stronger.”

Hardwick wasn’t the only heartthrob she worked with on her latest project, which shares the same name has the lead single. “I did a couple of songs with Eric Benét. We did a duet with ‘My Love’ and wrote a balled together called ‘So Call It Love.’”

Talk about star power!