Following on from ‘Original’ and his collaboration with UK’s Chip on ‘Reality’, Vershon gives us ‘Stick By Me’, which marks the third single release in the run up to his ‘Only One’ EP.
Stick By Me was co-written by BRIT and Ivor Novello award winning artist and songwriter Plan B, in a studio session in Jamaica with producers The FaNaTiX (Giggs – Baby, Pa Salieu x Backroad Gee – My Family, Chip x Young Adz x Young MA – Lumidee),
STREAM/PURCHASE: VERSHON – STICK BY ME
Continuing the sensuous side of Vershon that we saw in 2017 with his global smash ‘Inna Real Life’. ‘Stick By Me’ highlights Vershon’s versatility as an artist, while maintaining the emotionally charged lyricism we are used to from him, coupled by his melismatic vocals.
The music video is a modern-day love story filmed in Fort Lauderdale, downtown Miami where Vershon now resides. It’s a flag in the sand moment for Vershon creatively as he shoots ‘Stick By Me’ in his new hometown, marking the beginning of a new journey in his life.
Speaking on ‘Stick By Me’ and working with The Fanatix and Plan B Vershon says “Stick By Me’, is my third release from my new EP and was created whilst working with producer artist team ‘The FaNaTiX’. The FaNaTiX were in Montego Bay running a writing camp and on one of these occasions, Plan B was there working with them, they introduced us and encourage him to get involved in our session. Plan B joined us at the table with a bunch of laptops, a microphone set up and a room full of vibes and energy. It was days later, when my managers and FaNaTiX sent me links to his music, that I learnt who he is, his musical achievements, his work in the Film Industry as an actor and Director, and his charity work with young people, Plan B/Ben is cool and humble.”
Vershon has a unique style and lyrical choice and his name has quickly become synonymous with that of infectious music, his forthcoming six track EP masterfully balances his credibility with an international pop sensibility and bridges the gap between London and Jamaica assisted by a carefully curated line-up of guest features.
Jahvillani and Skillibeng are “Smooth!”
Dancehall sensations Jahvillani and Skillibeng say “Smooth” is the way to be on their newest single of the same name, today released by VP Records.
Both artists, who hail from the West side and east side of Jamaica respectively, have found common ground through music, and entertaining the masses with their provocative lyrics and ear-catching riddim. Their bravura comes through the speakers as they brag about their maneuverings around the most beautiful women.
The release of “Smooth” is complimented with the release of the song’s music video. Directed by Mathofminds Production, the video was shot on location in Kingston.
About the single and music video Jahvillanii says “I enjoyed collaborating with Skilli. I like how the music video turned out too.” Skillibeng adds “Jahvi and Skilli link is a mad move – smooth for the ladies when West and East meet.”
Making music since his days in high school, Jahvillani is walking in his calling. His name, represents the balance he sings about: on one hand is Jah, the good in the world, and ‘villani,’ a clever twist on the word villain whom Jahvillani also sings about. Jahvillani is a portmanteau that reflects the positives and negatives in society through music. Jahvillani has been successful with multiple releases including “Clarks Pon Foot,” “Wileside Government” and “Nuh Reason.”
Skillibeng rose to fame with the release of hit singles “Brik Pon Brik” and “Crocodile Teeth.” His fan base continues to grow with followers who are attracted to his unique approach to telling stories.
“Smooth” was produced by Adrian “Mastermind” Martin Lawrence.