Rising Reggae Star Samory I Releases His Anticipated Solo Debut Album ‘Energy’

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Samory I, one in every of Jamaica’s most promising reggae artists to look at, releases his eagerly-awaited solo debut album Energy together with a brand new video for its single “Exterior” feat. Lila Iké, out as we speak, Nov 17, 2023, by way of Overstand Leisure and Straightforward Star Data. The LP follows Black Gold, his 2017 collaborative album with the enduring producer Rory “Stonelove” Gilligan.

Named after Samory I’s affectionate moniker for his son, Energy is an 11-track storied opus produced by esteemed Jamaican producer Winta James, whose credit embody hits with Protoje, Chronixx and Damian Marley.  Samory I stated the LP “represents the struggles I’ve overcome, each mentally and bodily.” Rising up in Kencot, a rougher neighborhood in Kingston, Jamaica, he confronted many adversities and located reggae music as a type of salvation. He used his voice as each an instrument and car for social change in his group. The album is a real reflection of its title, proving that braveness and love prevails above all.

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Samory I – Photograph by Yannick Reid

He counts his blessings on the album’s newest single “Exterior” that includes his native island’s fellow singer Lila Iké.  From a yard gathering by day to a road social gathering and stadium sneak-in by evening, the tune’s accompanying video (directed by Aka.Ruppi) vibrantly captures the 2 artists celebrating life by means of Kingston, Jamaica. The visible, which arrives as we speak, additionally options cameos from their musical friends together with artists like Mortimer and Protoje and selector Increase Increase.

Regardless that Samory I and Lila Iké are from completely different communities in Jamaica, they share an analogous upbringing and connection over wrestle whereas additionally  acknowledging their perseverance and tenacity. Because the refrain boldly states, “We’ve been by means of the worst little doubt, now we counting the winnings…”

Samory I expands on the tune’s message, “Youths aspire for greatness, however life comes with many challenges. The journey typically begins from humble beginnings, however onerous work brings success. I’m grateful by means of all issues.” He provides that “the synergy was wonderful with Lila Iké.” 

She additionally elaborates on this enthusiasm. “I’ve been ready for this collaboration since 2016 once I moved to Kingston and my subsequent door neighbor was blasting unreleased songs from Samory I. The reverence in his voice captured me instantly, and I’ve been a fan since. I can’t anticipate individuals to listen to and really feel the ability in his sound. His new album will probably be a traditional,” Lila proclaims.

Over the previous 12 months, Samory I has teased us with further singles from his forthcoming LP Energy together with “Blood In The Streets,” “Crown,” “Wrath” that includes 2023 Grammy award-winner Kabaka Pyramid and dancehall legend Capleton.  Different visitor appearances on Energy embody Jesse Royal and Mortimer.