At the end of March, dancehall artist Shane-O published the visuals for his trending single “Star In The Sky.” The inspirational record is featured on the High Supremacy Riddim, produced by Damage Musiq.
Click here or on the image above to check out the video, and remember to like, comment and share.
On Friday, April 3rd, international recording artist Anthony B released a catchy new dancehall single called “Lion Awaken.” The song, which is on the Jus Eazy Production music label, is being distributed by VPAL.
Click here to listen and download “Lion Awaken” from iTunes.
Earlier today, April 3rd, Kabaka Pyramid and Christopher Martin released a new Caribbean-pop collaborative single dubbed “Quarantine.” The track, which was produced by Craig ‘Grizzle’ Higgins, has a laid back lover’s-rock vibe.
It is on the Bebble Rock Music and Ghetto Youths International labels. Click here to stream and download from your favorite music platform.
Jamaican star Koffee has announced that she will be taking part in the Co-Trilla Quarantine Sessions, which is a three-day online music festival.
It will be streamed from April 10th to 12th via the Co-Trilla YouTube channel. Koffee is scheduled for Friday, April 10th at 6PM EDT.
Several weeks ago Maria Jackson had the opportunity to sit and chat with Trinidadian reggae artist Queen Omega. At the time she had an upcoming Euro tour and was working on her new album.
As we’re all seeing, the global spread of the corona virus is resulting in either the complete cancellation and/or postponement of most projects. That being said, Queen Omega‘s tour is now on hold until further notice, and no official release date has been given for her album.
On a brighter note, we had an informative, entertaining exchange about her journey as a female reggae artist. Please click here to watch, and remember to like, comment and share.
On March 20th Etana released her new single dubbed Truly. The powerful lovers-rock tune comes courtesy of her own Freemind Music, with distribution via Zojak Worldwide.
A few days after the song was published, Etana followed up with the release of the official lyric video. Click here to check it out and remember to like, comment and share.
There are a lot of uncertainty about what the world will be like after COVID19. Every industry, without exception, has been severely impacted by the spread of the corona virus. The music industry in particular has suffered financially, with all shows, tours, bars, nightclubs, festivals etc. cancelled and closed.
Some may assume that it is just the more popular artists that are affected by these cancellations, but that is not the case. We must remember that there are literally thousands of persons working behind the scenes who have now all lost their employment, hence their income.
With that being said, we must now face our new reality, as we ponder the question; what’s next? What will the music industry be like when all this is over with? Will festivals resume as they were before? Will the masses flock to live shows as aggressively as they did in the past? I think the answer depends on two things: 1) how long this pandemic last and 2) the financial and moral status of the people when it’s all over.