It was another exciting week of new releases. From Konshens with a new single off his upcoming album to Machel Montano's album with songs from his 2020 wedding, there is something for all lovers of Caribbean music. Please remember to support our artistes and stream the songs from all major digital streaming platforms.
Here are the songs and albums that Jus' Buss.
Can’t Stay Sober by Konshens
This track marks Konshens’ first release from his upcoming album Red Reign through Ineffable Records. In the track, Konshens comments on the toll that the pandemic and recent societal upheaval have taken on our collective consciousness, and the steps he and others are taking to cope.
Radio by Jaz Elise
In this new single off her album The Golden Hour, Jaz Elise longs to be turned on like a Radio. She said the single is her way of channelling her longing to connect with someone during this time.
The Wedding by Machel Montano
Type: Soca album
In this live album the soca king relives his epic wedding at the last Machel Monday concert last year. The album features performances from those who performed at the event including Teddy Riley, Bankulli and Afro B.
Shining Bush Riddim by Chinese Laundry Music
Taking inspiration from the Shining Bush, a heart-shaped medicinal plant, the riddim shows our music shining while battling the virus and staying true to tradition. The riddim features Kernal Roberts, Azaryah, Zan and Farmer Nappy.
Marcia Griffiths Sings Studio One: Timeless by Marcia Griffiths
The legendary Marcia Griffiths has released double coloured vinyl album which contains her is a selection of 15 songs that pay tribute to the Studio One label catalog. Studio One was one of Jamaica’s most renowned record labels and studios which was referred to as the Motown of Jamaica. The label was home to Bob Marley and the Wailers, Burning Spear, Lee Scratch Perry, the Skatalites and Griffiths herself.
In Search of Lost Time: Deluxe by Protoje
Protoje’s perspective on his life’s most pivotal events expands with In Search of Lost Time: Deluxe. The influential Jamaican recording artist’s groundbreaking fifth studio o by Protojepus makes an encore presentation this year repackaged with new artwork and three additional tracks. “Still Blooming” (featuring Lila Iké & IzyBeats), “Still Royal” (featuring Popcaan, Pa Salieu & Toddla T) and “Righteous” continue the album’s narrative of introspection.
Wash the Tears Acoustic by Gramps Morgan
Eleven years after he released this song inspired by is sister's memory of their mother who died from cancer, Gramps Morgan has released an acoustic version. He said the message in the lyrics still ring true after all of these years. The world is still in pain but together “We shall be alright”.