DJ R on Slomowicz: So you're touring a lot these days with Seduction.
April Harris: Yes.
RS: How did you decide to reform Seduction?
April: Well, I'd been working with Seduction since the original girl band, and I've had agents calling me for years to do shows and stuff. So I've been doing that when I could, off and on, and I put some other girls in it because it was kind of hard for the three original girls to all get together. Then we also had a deal in 2001 to do a ten-year anniversary Seduction album and it was really difficult trying to get everybody back in place to do it. That kind of stuck my idea to do a new Seduction - do some new music, put it out and see if people like it.
RS: How's the response been to the new material?
April: We just put out a single and we haven't put out an album yet.
RS: You put out the single, how's the response been to the single?
April: The single did pretty well, being that we had nothing on the radio, hardly any marketing, and hardly any promotion. I went to a distributor out of Chicago and he said well, I have a big distribution outlet through Wal-Mart, Tower and some local chains and let's see how it does. We ended up at number 16 for the year on Billboard out of all the singles that were released for sale, so that's pretty great.
RS: Which single was this?
April: All Night Long.
RS: Congratulations on that.
April: Yes, that was big, that was really big. So we were happy about that.
RS: And so after the single, you decided to go back and record a full album?
April: Yes, we're in the process of finishing the album now. We actually put together an album, but the feedback that we got was that it wasn't urban and dance enough. So, we went back and kind of cleaned it up, making it a little more urban and very dance. The first thing that we sent over to Michael Paoletta at Billboard, he loved it and said 'this is a single, don't put out anything else before this one.' It was called Feel Brand New, so we're working on that now.
RS: Feel Brand New. Cool, I listening to the tracks on your website and the music has sort of a TLC kind of hip-hop kind of feel.
April: Right. On the website is the old material that we had before and we took it and made it a little bit more dance and a little bit more urban to make it appeal to everybody.
RS: So, with touring for the album, are you going to do the old songs and the new songs or focusing more on the new material?
April: Well, in the show, we do the old songs of course, because of the fan base, and then we throw in one or two songs. We've met with really good response to the new songs.
RS: Have you been touring a lot in the New York City area? Are you going round the country?
April: We've been doing mostly New York and a lot of KTU events. you know, Long Island, New Jersey. We are trying right now to put together a tour with the release of the second single, because we did so well with the first single. We want to add radio and more promotion and really do something, bigger this time.
RS: That's awesome, just grow over time, that seems like a really good approach.
April: Yes, yes, we're going to map it all out really well. We have some really great people that are now lending their talents to the projects, a great radio promoter and Len who is doing our publicity. We want to really map it out well so we can go for a big bang.