Date of Interview: 09/29/2009
© 2009 Clayton Perry
History is always forged in an unpredictable fashion. The expected always comes unexpectedly, unless we use hindsight of course. And in the case of Carmen Reece, the stars are aligning to crown her as “Diva 2.0.”
With the rapid ascent of her debut single, “Right Here,” towards the top of Billboard’s Top 40 Dance Airplay Chart, Carmen Reece became the first artist in history to have an introductory single reach the #3 spot in only two weeks. And with the backing of her manager Mark Feist, whose previous work includes Beyonce, Celine Dion, and Natalie Cole, Reece is laying the perfect foundation for what appears to be a long-standing career.
Upon the release of Love in Stereo, Carmen Reece and Mark Feist managed to squeeze some time out of their busy schedules and settle down for a conversation with Clayton Perry — reflecting on Carmen’s move to the U.S., the success of “Right Here,” and the musical bonds the two share.