While many in the music industry viewed the restrictions put in place because of the pandemic as a set back, veteran Jamaican recording artist Audley Rollen saw it as an opportunity.
When shows were cancelled or postponed and persons were being told not to gather in large numbers, Audley went to the studio to work on new music. In April of this year he emerged with what initially sounds like a lovers-rock reggae tune called Never Knew Love Till You.
The enchanting song – which is laced with horns – should really be classified as reggae-gospel, as Rollen is proclaiming that he never knew love until he committed his life to God. The inclusion of his wife, Dawn Marie, in the official music video may lead some to believe that the record is a temporal love song; but careful attention to the lyrics will prove otherwise.
Regardless if it is received as secular or gospel, the fact is that people are enjoying Never Knew Love Till You. Below are some feedback from random persons online after hearing the track:
Jossette B. Johnson
“Beautiful words and so true”
“Luv it pure niceness give thanks for great music a big up tune Boom! boom”
“good reggae thank you”