Last week, Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Laura Michelle released the video for her premiere single, “Chuck Norris.” It’s a whimsical pop anthem about unleashing the Kung-Fu master that lies within us all, being able to say and do the things you want when the time strikes– not later, when the pressure is off.
Since its release, the music video (posted above) has registered more than one million YouTube views. The song was co-written by Michelle and writer-producer Jim McGorman, and the video was co-directed by Kurt Zendzian and Max Moraga.
The buzz is currently pretty hot, and it makes sense. The new single and album was executive produced by two-time Grammy winner Jarrett Zellea (Luther Vandross, Santana, Jay-Z). Jim McGorman (Avril Lavigne, Shakira) co-produced and co-wrote several tracks with Laura. Multi-Grammy-winnerRafa Sardina engineered and mixed, while a stellar group of musicians played with Laura on the new album, including guitarist/pianist Jim McGorman, drummer Mark Slutsky (Pink, Grace Potter, Kylie Minogue) and bassist Jon Button (Roger Daltrey, Sheryl Crow, Shakira).
But as with all things in this fickle entertainment industry, the question remains: Will “Chuck Norris” be the spark that sets Michelle’s career on fire, or just fizzle out with a cloud of sulfur?
Honestly, we’re kind of loving Laura Michelle right now. You can find more info on her at www.lauramichelle.com.