After releasing her new single “Lemon Cake” last month, legendary percussionist/singer Sheila E. premieres the official video via Rated R&B.
In the glamorous clip, directed by Shae Sterling, Sheila E. invites a few friends for a small get together. Sheila not only provides them with live music in the living room but also treats everyone to a slice of lemon cake.
The Grammy-nominated and Emmy-nominated artist filmed the video at a home she rented on Airbnb.
“I wanted everything to be white in the house,” Sheila E. tells Rated R&B. “I wanted everyone to wear white and the only color worn would be a yellow dress. I also wanted to look for a home that had a large kitchen because I wanted to bake a lemon cake in the video.”
“Lemon Cake” was inspired by Sheila E.’s early memories of being in the studio with her longtime collaborator Prince.
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“When we first started recording in the studio, we would bring sweets and stuff,” she says. “We liked popcorn, chocolate, coffee, wine, chocolate cake…and lemon cake. I said to him, ‘I make really good lemon cake and chocolate cake.’ But one of our favorite cakes was lemon cake. There was a place we used to get our lemon cakes from in Los Angeles by the studio. I made a lemon cake and that was just the story basically it’s talking about how I love lemon cake but also how much he loved it.”
While fans may be anticipating a new album from Sheila E., she plans to focus on releasing singles at the moment. “It’s challenging for us as artists to put our blood, sweat and tears into a project and it’s gone in two weeks,” she explains. “Right now, I’m just going to release singles until I know if I want to put out an album.”
Watch the world premiere of Sheila E.’s “Lemon Cake” video above.