Reggae artist Torch – who got his name from legendary performer and promoter Tony Rebel – is excited about the release of what he calls his ‘breaking out of the box single’. In the funky love song, titled All Alone, Torch recounts the day he met his love interest, detailing every moment from the very first time their eyes met.
While other artists may choose to stay in their lane, The Trench Town lyricist, who says he absolutely loves to sing, is appreciative of the chance to show his fans that he is indeed versatile. Said opportunity came when he was introduced to Big Feet Records‘ CEO and owner Josh Harris.
The rhythm, which Torch describes as: “so good it took 30 minutes to finish writing,” was built by Santa Davis on drums, Mark Sims on bass guitar, Jallanzo on lead guitar and Josh Harris on both bass and keyboard. Mixing engineers were Umberto Echo and Tommi Tikkenen; and it was mastered by Earle Holder. Needless to say Torch not only did the lead vocals but he also did all the harmonies. The song’s artwork was designed by Georgia Tann Studios.
While speaking about the record, Torch said the following: “I want my listeners to be taken back to a time of love and happiness back to the days of classic music where it’s all love no hate. “All Alone is now available for download on digital streaming platforms, and the lyric video can be viewed here.
For one night only, the queen of hip-hop and RnB – Mary J. Blige – will do an appreciation for life performance at United Palace in Manhattan, New York. This is a combination of music and storytelling that will be taped for an exclusive broadcast on Apple Music at a later date (July 27). Get additional information here.
RnB singer Ne-Yo and hip-hop artist Juvenile will be performing at METROpolitan Nightclub (Generations Hall) – 310 Andrew Higgins Boulevard – in New Orleans this Saturday, July 2nd. The Black & White Affair, dubbed The Art of Luxury, will be hosted by actress and model Lori Harvey. This is a part of the Festival Weekend Takeover.
Jamaican model, singer and songwriter Samantha J, who rose to prominence in 2013 with the mega hit single Tight Skirt, has returned with a new song and video that’s meant to send a message to industry insiders: “I am back and I am not going anywhere. No one but God himself can change my destiny.”
The California based artist – who spent the last two years bonding with her son – admitted that the pandemic, although disruptive, gave her the time and space needed to reflect on her career and decide on the way forward. That period of contemplation resulted in the forceful dancehall-pop single Push Ya Luck, released on June 3rd, 2022 via Anka Music Group.
When asked what inspired the song, Samantha hinted at several things. One of which is being exploited by people both in her personal and professional life. She went on to say: “Push Ya Luck is really inspired by my determination and my love for music. I am the type of person that if you try to control me or say I can’t do something, it motivates me. That flips on a switch in my brain to prove you wrong and to do better in everything.”
The carefully coordinated official video, which was also shared on June 3rd, has already wracked up well over half-a-million views on her YouTube channel. It was directed by Damian Fyffe, with input from Samantha J and Derrick Morgan – Anka Music Group’s CEO.
“When you listen to Push Ya Luck my goal is to make sure you feel empowered in yourself to know that no one can walk all over you unless you allow it. Life is a journey where people don’t want to see you rise, but your passion, hardworking and determination will determine you destination.” The preceding is a statement from Samantha J.
On July 1st, 2022, Big Feet Records – the little label that’s doing big things – will share an entrancing new single from Trench Town recording artist Torch.
Over the past two years or so, reggae enthusiasts have come to appreciate Big Feet Records‘ consistency in delivering quality roots reggae music. To date, the imprint has done tunes with some of the most respected names in the industry: Luciano, Ken Boothe, Chuck Fenda, Junior Kelly, and that is just to name a few.
Next month however, Josh Harris – the man behind the brand – will switch things up a bit by sharing Torch‘s All Alone; a song that can aptly be classified as rhythm-and-blues fused with soul. Followers of Torch and his music will be pleasantly surprised by this one!
Frankie Beverly is an American singer, musician, songwriter and producer who formed the soul and funk band Maze in the 70s. The group subsequently went on to release nine gold albums, which resulted in the large fan-base they now have.
After a hiatus, Frankie Beverly & Maze is making their return. On Saturday, July 2nd they, along with Freddie Jackson, Regina Belle and Shirley Murdock, will be at the Jacksonville Center for the Performing Arts (300 Water Street) in Jacksonville, Florida. Tickets are available on ticketmaster.
The parties/stage-shows are being presented by Global Events Production as a part of the R&B Music Experience tour. Sweat will be joined by Tevin Campbell, Monica, Tamar Braxton, 112, Ginuwine and Silk. Tickets for both shows are available on ticketmaster.