Today’s Music Monday features a new track from Jesse Royal titled “Finally.” The perfect quick break to a Monday morning, Jesse’s smooth voice will have you drifting back into the fine memories of the weekend. You can hear more from one of our favorite Kingston based artists’ on his YouTube Channel and purchase on iTunes.
Director Ras Kass and Jo Mersa teach us a thing or two in his new video for his single “Rock and Swing”. These beautiful visuals take us on a intimate tour of his home island Jamaica while touching on deep subjects such as politics, pedophilia and the misunderstanding of the youth within his generation. You can even catch House of Marley friend Shama Beckford skateboarding in a few scenes. This track can be found on Jo’s Comfortable EP which can be purchased on iTunes.
This #MusicMonday we bring to you sounds and visuals from none other than our good friend, Chronixx. Just before the long weekend, Chronixx dropped new visuals for his “Tenement Yard (News Carryin’ Dread)” featuring Inner Circle and Jacob Miller. In this song and video, you’ll notice some powerful messages all about the digital, socially savvy world we live in today, and how to lighten things up a bit. Something else you’ll see? Two members of our Liberate family: The Liberate XLBT headphones and The Liberate BT Speaker.
The single can be purchased on iTunes here!
Jhene Aiko has kept fans on their feet for so long prior to the release of her album “Souled Out” — most in part because the Los Angeles native has a poetic voice that can make the coldest of people warm inside. iTunes reviewers have given this album a five star rating, and we would like to add another star to that batch. Click the photo to be linked to her iTunes page.
If you are not familiar with Jhene Aiko, check out this video by R&R Productions as they spend a day with her out in London.
FKA Twigs, formally known as Twigs released her debut album today titled “LP1″. Stemming from Gloucestershire, southwest England, this mysterious artist of Jamaican decent glides into the House of Marley spotlight. Mysterious, because if you do a google search, good luck finding a live, in person interview. FKA Twigs early years were surrounded by nothing but farmlands, but she managed to study ballet and record music at a studio for Jamaican youths. At 17 she moved to London to pursue a career in dance, even appearing in some Jessie J videos as a backup dancer, but she soon released that this wasn’t the path she wanted to go down. A professional musician was where her heart wanted to be. Like most artists, she spent most of her days in the studio recording as much music as she could. Bar tending was her side gig that help push these dreams. In 2012 she released a self titled EP via bandcamp, Next was EP2, and today we have LP1. Her soft, dreamy voice and poetic words take you to a place that can only discovered in a dream. FKA Twigs is one of the most creative artists in the business right now, and LP1 is one of the most acclaimed debut albums of the 21st century. FKA Twigs also directs her own music videos, and those alone will have your fascinated and hooked to see what she has going for her next.
Here are a few tunes that brought our attention to FKA Twigs: