Real reggae music is alive and well in Canada! Anyone who questions that statement should get a copy of the brand new thirteen-track album, In Love With Livin, by Rastafarian reggae artist Mally Bless. It was released on September 29 via Starliners Entertainment: a Jamaican-Canadian music imprint operating out of Toronto, Canada.
In Love With Livin is a smooth, mellow, warm recording that is both enjoyable and relaxing. The three-year production process – which began in 2019 – was directed by the team at Starliners Entertainment, and managed executively by Marlon Lovemore (Mally Bless).
No expenses were spared in making this LP. Some of the best musicians were brought on board to ensure that we – the listeners – get the quality production we are now enjoying. Musicians that worked on In Love With Livin are: O’niel “Drummy” Fuller (drums/percussion), Orville “Wyz” Malcolm (keys), Evon “Laza” Lazarus (bass/guitar), Everett “Supa” Clarke (keys) and Mosaxx (saxophone). Harmonies were done by Empress Harmony, Shannon “Canon” Henry and Tonya P: a recording artist in her own right.
This being his first full length studio album, Mally took the opportunity to tackle some social issues on tracks 9 (New World Order) and 11 (Belly Of The Beast). He also gave us some nice love songs: Believe Me, Fallin and So Much Joy– a collaboration done with his business and personal partner Tonya P. A few inspirational songs: Lovemore, On My Way, Reggae Music and the title track In Love With Livin, offer a mental break from the heaviness of the societal tunes mentioned before. Mally did not shy away from showing his pain on track #7 (R.I.P.), a hip-hop fused song done with Gloomy Grade, in which he honors friends he has lost along the way. His commitment to Rasta is heard and felt on track 1 (Wanna Be), a collaboration with Tydal Kamau. And finally, two versions (original and dub) of a ganja tune called Smoke My Herbs, are featured.
The official video for the single In Love With Livin was also released. The four-minute clip, which was directed, shot and edited by Capital T Filmz, is a glimpse into the life of Mally Bless, a humble Rastafarian and talented vocalist who is truly “In Love With Livin.”