Producers and songwriters The Funklabb just dropped a new banger titled ‘Pretty Please’ with singer, songwriter, and back up vocalist Myah Marie is out now – would you be able to share the track with your readers or consider the track for any playlists you’re currently working on? Also featuring TV personality Ruba and rapper Young Dinero, the feel-good track is inspired by 70s funk with a symphony of horns and thumping bass as it touches on the anxious longing for the one you love. 

The Funklabb have partnered with Myah Marie, once again, on “Pretty Please” as she gives a voice to their vision on the intoxicating new track. Myah is best known for her background vocals on over a dozen Britney Spears songs including “Circus,” “Work Bitch,” “Hold It Against Me,” and “Till The World Ends,” as well as tracks from Lil Wayne, Miley Cyrus, and Selena Gomez

“Pretty Please” follows The Funklabb’s fiery debut track “Mama Said No” which is told through an intergalactic lens, delivering a sensual, transcendent experience, and finds Myah testing the limits of her inner self as she brazenly flirts with danger.

Comprised of Ed Lawson and Wes Davis, The Funklabb met nearly three decades ago, crafting music behind the scenes for everyone from legends such as The Notorious B.I.G. and Will Smith to R&B favorites Sharissa and Allure, and now step into the spotlight for the first time. With the intention of reminding listeners of how a song can impact the way you feel, 

The Funklabb collectively aim to bring back the excellence and musicality by incorporating their assorted taste with elements of their timeless catalog. Evolving their collaboration into an artist development hub with various artists leaning on their expertise, wisdom, guidance, and studio prowess, these are the first singles in a series of independent releases out this year. 

How did you get into music? 

Wes: My mom bought me a drum set when I was 10 years old and it came with 10 lessons I thought that was the best thing in the world at the time. I started playing piano in junior high school. 

Ed: I was always into computers and wanted to make music and I got my first keyboard “Ensoniq EPS” and a “Rodger Linn Drum machine” I started rocking beats with those and never stopped.

Is there a specific aspect of your art making that you love more than others? 

Wes: I love the creation part. I love when we’re adding all the flavors and seasonings to the track hearing your song come to life, I love it! 

Ed: I love the mixing aspect, taking all the flavors and seasonings and letting them marinate to be the final product we all hear, yeah that’s the part I love the most.

Who are your all time musical heroes? 

TFL: Our musical influences vary from older producers like “Q” Quincy Jones, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Of course artists like Prince and Michael Jackson but we love some newer producers and artists as well like Ryan Tedder, Timberland and Zedd. 

What is your collaborative process like when you’re making music together? 

TFL: When we’re together it’s always a spontaneous session one of us will start a beat, groove or chord progression and an idea can form that way. We also work remotely so one of us will start a track or an idea and forward it to the other for their input. We try not to force anything if it’s hot or has potential to be, most of the time you know it right away.

Where do you draw inspiration from lyrically and visually? Do you draw inspiration from other forms of art such as paintings, literature, cinema etc? 

TFL: Other forms of art always give inspiration from the different moods they put you in. Cinema definitely, we have come up with tracks inspired by a movie.

We really love your tune “Mama Said No.” How did it come about?

TFL: We had the track for “Mama Said No” for about two years before sending it to Myah. After trying it out on a few other artists, we felt Myah’s voice, lyrical content, and melody were perfect for the track. Myah nailed it! 

Who inspires your style and aesthetics? 

TFL: As black producers we try not to be placed in a box as we love all genres of music. Our inspiration on style comes from lots of different people.

What’s the future looking like for you? 

TFL: We have the next single “Pretty Please” on deck ready to go. We just finished the mix and we’re planning to drop it early May with another video. We are very excited about the next single.