5:42am PT by Luis Polanco, Billboard
Hear Rashida Jones Sing on Boss Selection's "Flip and Rewind"
Given that her parents are superproducer Quincy Jones and model-actress Peggy Lipton, it should come as no surprise that Rashida Jones is a more than capable singer. With her dad producing Michael Jackson’s biggest albums and her mom’s own stint with singing, this scenario really was just waiting to happen.
Jones certainly has hinted at her singing capabilities throughout her acting career in movies like Monogamy or on the hit TV sitcom Parks and Recreation. She even performed a few joke-singing bits for the holidays on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, when Fallon still had his first late-night show. More recently, she sang on a folksy track with Daniel Ahern.
While we’re most likely going to have to put a halt on our hopes of her having a singing career anytime soon, Jones nevertheless is featured on new track “Flip and Rewind” from Boss Selection, the producing moniker of Sunny Levine. What makes this different from any previous listening experiences of Jones’ voice is clearly the soft R&B context she is placed in for the track. "Flip and Rewind" is the first single from Levine's forthcoming debut titled Volume One, which is due out Dec. 8.