A Nostalgic Resonance: Celebrating Shared Harmony in “It Takes Two”.
Sharon Hendrix‘s musical career has been nothing short of inspirational, from the time she was only two years old and fearlessly sang out in church to her collaborations with superstars like Bob Dylan, Elton John, and Stevie Wonder.
Her most recent cover of “It Takes Two,” a duet with Marvin Robinson, reflects the same passion and commitment that have distinguished her work for the last five decades.
Hendrix’s discography reads like a who’s who of post-Beatles music, but it’s not simply her collaborations with famous musicians that attest to her versatility. She has shown undying dedication to her craft by travelling and recording for decades with music legends like Barry Manilow and Tom Jones.
Hendrix, meantime, launched an engrossing solo career, during which she cared for her beloved Rainbow Tribe family and performed an eclectic mix of music ranging from upbeat pop to heartfelt ballads. Her music is animated by the same vibrant and brilliant personality that brought delight to her early audiences.
Her most recent single, “It Takes Two,” is a reflective look back at her career in music. The legendary duet between Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston is given fresh life by Hendrix and his longtime musical companion, Marvin Robinson. The duet delivers classic lyrics with a lighthearted air, swinging to a lively mix of horns, saxophones, and keys.
The song’s central message—that it takes two to make a genuinely beautiful sound—resonates through the song’s harmonised symphony created by the alluring voices of Hendrix and Robinson.
The music video features a stunning montage of Hendrix’s creative process and inspiration, paying special homage to the many musical partnerships that have inspired her, including her own with her husband, partner, and producer Dan Voss Jr.
The duet between Sharon Hendrix and Marvin Robinson on “It Takes Two” is more than simply a song; it is a testimonial to the strength of partnerships in music and in life. Get close to your sweetheart and sway to this lovely take on a classic love song.
Could you tell us about the creative process behind the song?
“It Takes Two” is a cover of the Marvin Gaye/Kim Weston duet done in 1966. The production and musical ideas for the sound and feel of the song came from my producer and sweetheart, Danny Voss. Jr.
What inspired you to create this particular track?
The original track is so upbeat and fun and I think our track accomplished
that and more!
You’ve undoubtedly developed a unique sound and style to fit into your musical journey, how does it showcase your growth and artistic evolution?
“It Takes Two” is a throwback from the Motown Days which is what I grew up with, and Marvin Robinson is such a great and soulful singer; it was fun and nostalgic.
Can you share the underlying message or theme that you wanted to convey through this song?
The theme is love and how you can accomplish so much more with someone who stands by your side.
How do you envision this song resonating with your audience, and what impact do you hope it will have on listeners as this has the potential to become a fan favorite?
I want the audience to smile and remember the fun times and dance around the room!
Do you have any exciting plans or projects in the pipeline? Can you give us a glimpse into what the future holds for your music?
I have some fantastic and exciting ideas for my future! You’ll just have to wait and
How do you navigate the challenges and opportunities that come with being an artist in today’s competitive landscape?
I don’t compete. I encourage and support other artists. The music business is a bit of an enigma for me today, so I just do music and share it.
Are there any other musical genres or styles that you are interested in exploring in your future releases?
There is…I’m a Barbra Streisand, Laura Nyro, and Whitney Houston aficionado, and I would like to sing more songs from their genres…and, I love singing jazz!