GFM Spotlight Interview: The Shindellas Talk Hits That Stick Like Grits

The Shindellas have released their long-awaited debut album Hits That Stick Like Grits.  The group hopes this project ushers in what it calls “New American Soul”, a phrase coined by multi-Grammy-nominated songwriting-production duo Chuck Harmony and Claude Kelly, a.k.a Louis York (the masterminds behind some of the most popular and liberating hits for female artists like Rihanna, Jennifer Hudson, Whitney Houston, Miley Cyrus, Fantasia, Jazmine Sullivan and more).

The Shindellas consist of Kasi Jones, Stacy Johnson, and Tamara Chauniece. Harmony and Kelly handpicked each of these ladies for the group and now after years of work and bonding this 14-track album, written by the hit-making duo, showcases each lady’s voice and how well they blend to sound like one.

The album’s lead single Money has emerged as a fan favorite, with the video garnering over 2.3M views on YouTube. The ladies are gearing up to release visuals to their next single “Feeling The Pain”. Other releases featured on Hits That Stick Like Grits include “Fear Has No Place,” “Volcano Love,” and “When You Are Lonely.”

We talked with The Shindellas about Hits That Stick Like Grits. Watch the interview to hear the ladies talk about the debut album, working in the midst of a pandemic, what the word grits stands for… it’s actually an acronym… and for a bit of fun– how each of them likes her grits prepared. Watch and enjoy.