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Smokey Jones releases ‘Lightning’ remixes (US)

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Smokey Jones aka Sara Mancuso has premiered remixes of her single Lightning with several new videos.  Smokey Jones was transformed from utter unknown, to roster member of the world’s most powerful record label in exactly five months.

Of course, this glamorous coda is the lasting upswing in an otherwise circuitous story. Prior to the lightning strike, Smokey was homeless, spending nights on friends’ couches around Los Angeles or in her car’s backseat. She had left college and her family in northern California to pursue music full time: “The agreement with my parents was plain,” she recounts. “They told me ‘We won’t support you financially if you don’t go to school.’ They offered love and mental support, of course—but not money. I accepted that.”

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