Multi-platinum Artist and Songwriter Sean Kingston released his newest track, “Rihanna” (Umbrella) via Eyes Above Water/Empire. The Afro-Beat fused with Reggae Pop track, produced by Ape Drums (who is 1/3 of the DJ/Production trio Major Lazer) is available for download and streaming on all DSPs Here. Kingston’s “Rihanna” (Umbrella) affirms his rightful place as one of the leading voices on the world music scene.
The busy Billboard Award winning Kingston also kicks off his “Road To Deliverance Tour”, the 35-city tour launches July 6th in Seattle, making stops in Los Angeles (July 16), Dallas (July 21), Atlanta (July 28), Philadelphia (August 4) and New York (August 5) before completing the run in Indianapolis on August 11th. Click for full tour dates HERE.
Kingston remains committed to supporting African and Island-based artists and designers and as such much of Sean’s clothing on “The Road To Deliverance Tour” has been designed exclusively by Modisch founder, Liberian Designer Tay Gaye.
“Rihanna” (Umbrella) is the latest offering from Sean Kingston’s highly anticipated new studio album “Road to Deliverance” scheduled for release later this year. Grounded in an powerful base of Afro-island percussion, and elevated by Sean’s strong Jamaican edge and flavor “Rihanna” (Umbrella) is an undeniably infectious tune, showcasing Sean Kingston’s musical evolution and offering an exciting glimpse at what is to come for his global fans.
“Rihanna” (Umbrella) arrives on the heels of an array of amazing music creations Sean has been working on in the studio during the pandemic. His next chapter of music will be some of the most innovative music he’s ever released while still capturing the massive hits he’s written like Jason Derulo’s “ Whatcha Say” Iyaz’s “Replay” and Fergie’s “Big Girls Don’t Cry”. Not to mention countless other hit records Kingston has written for himself and other A-list artists. During the pandemic “Amore e Capoeira” a song Kingston teamed up with Takagi & Ketra and Giusy Ferreri as artist and writer went 3 times certified platinum and his critically acclaimed collaborations with country stars Seaforth on “Queen of Daytona Beach” is on the rise. Kingston has been making major collabs with Chris Brown, NBA YoungBoy, Rema, Ella Mae, Trippie Red, Swae Lee, Tory Lanez, Fivio Foreign, Wande Cole and other amazing artists. “The Road to Deliverance” album will be a who’s who of today’s most impactful and relevant artist.
“As a musician, when you create, something special happens, so many people from the islands or Africa, from these tiny places, have created such great creative impact, but many have not gotten their shot. I wanted to honor them, my vision after hearing the beat was about creating a world that’s safe for everyone and keeping the people you love protected whether I’m taking my girl shopping, or hanging with family, everyone is welcome under my umbrella”, stated Kingston.
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For as much as Jada Kingdom twists together dancehall, R&B, pop, and jazz, the Jamaica-born singer, songwriter, model, and designer also merges moments of introspection, seduction, and empowerment. The FADER hailed her as “Jamaica’s alternative voice of pain. ” After amassing 20 million-plus streams and views independently and earning acclaim from The FADER, Rolling Stone, Vibe, and more, she heats up a scorching signature style through a series of singles and her debut project for Republic Records led by “Jungle” and now the “Jungle” Remixes.
Caryl Jacobs, is a talented singer / songwriter from the beautiful twin isles of Trinidad and Tobago. With a strong musical background, as both parents (Carl and Carol Jacobs) held a very iconic role in the calypso/ soca industry, Caryl began her professional career at the age of 16, singing in the family owned band ‘Islanda’. She migrated to the US during her teenage years, where she became more exposed to the glorious world of music. Her talent spans from performing the US national anthem at the NBA’s Miami Heat game, to doing frontline vocals for bands at major international carnivals, including Trinidad, New York’s Labor Day and Canada’s Caribana. A genuine love for life and passion for different genres of music has lead to her preferred style of a fusion between Reggae, Pop and Soca. This combined with her sultry, sexy style that matches the diverse ranges of her vocals, has lead to her working alongside various international artistes over the years. Some of these highlights in her career thus far include collaborations with the legendary reggae artist Glen Washington; dancehall sensations Beenie Man, Red Rat, Mad Cobra; Sly & Robbie; soca hit makers Rupee, Allison Hinds and the ‘King of Soca’ Machel Montano. Caryl recently signed with ‘Chris Knight Music Group’ where she has begun work on a collection of new releases to look out for.
Dancehall superstar Konshens releases the track ‘Pay For It’ featuring Spice & Rvssian. The song comes as part of his highly anticipated fifth solo studio album ‘Red Reign’, which was released on November 12, 2021. ‘Pay For It’ is a fun and sexy track that’s perfect for the dancefloor, the after party, or getting ready to go out.
Konshens teamed up with California-based Ineffable Records for the release of the ‘Red Reign’ album. The 18 track album includes impressive features from Davido, Spice, Jesse Royal, Stefflon Don, Rafa Pabön, Rvssian, Dre Island, Kemar Highcon, and Kaelyn Kastle.
Marking an exciting return with a fresh new sound, acclaimed UK artist Donae’O has unveiled his first release on his recently revamped Zephron music label, an infectious heater called ‘She Belongs To The Night’, out now.
His first release following his departure from Island Records, ‘She Belongs To The Night’ sees Donae’O deliver a track inspired by the bubbling Afro house and Amapiano scenes, seeing a return in his focus to surefire party bangers. With DJ Supa D and Mr Taffa on production duties, it’s a floorfilling jam characterised by vibrant percussion, a deep, rousing bassline and Donae’O’s trademark soulful vocals with an effortlessly catchy hook.
“I’ve been listening to DJ sets from DJ Supa D and DJ Pioneer throughout lockdown and I loved the new sound they were playing,” Donae’O enthuses. “As I dug deeper into it I found out that they were playing a mixture of Afro House and South African House (mainly Amapiano) which sounded similar to UK Funky, so obviously I fell in love with the culture of this music.”
He continues: “When they dropped their own anthem Kings and Queens, I knew I had to get in the studio with the guys to make one of my own. It is only right then that my first release, on my newly revamped Zephron label, be produced by DJ Supa D and Mr Taffa and that’s how ‘She Belongs to the Night’ was born.”
A producer, songwriter, rapper and vocalist, Donae’O has been an early adopter of almost all crucial black music movements coming out of the capital – from garage to grime to the UK funky-inspired house that continues to influence today’s charts. More recently, he linked up with A-Star and Arielle’s World on December single ‘Free’ and with D Double E and Akelle on last summer’s ‘Lemme Know’.
‘She Belongs To The Night’ is a forward-thinking single that illustrates Donae’O’s constant desire to experiment and push the musical envelope.