Trinidadian’s Jimmy October Drops “Rum & Calypso”

Port of Spain, Trinidad – At this time, the rising singer-songwriter Jimmy October delivers his infectious second single of the 12 months “Rum & Calypso” (June 16, Ineffable Data) following “Therapeutic.” October hails from the small Caribbean island of Trinidad & Tobago – the musical and cultural hub that’s dwelling to the metal pan, arguably the very best Carnivals on the earth, and the birthplace of Calypso and Soca music (the latter is commemorating its fiftieth anniversary this 12 months).

His celebratory track “Rum & Calypso,” produced by Tano & Brooklyn First rate, boasts the island’s pulsating rhythms combined with R&B, Afrobeats and Dancehall and pays homage to a different one of many island’s treasures – its famed spirits beverage.

With October’s native melodies on the baseline, his seamless multi-genre mix is a window into Trinidad & Tobago’s new sound. Jimmy October’s ahead fusion of music is reimagining what Calypso sounds and appears like for the subsequent technology. This fluidity reveals in his model and sound.

Trinidadian's Jimmy October Drops "Rum & Calypso"October explains that ” ‘Rum & Calypso’ is me pushing the New Calypso sound a bit additional. I’m blurring the strains between these genres that proceed to encourage me. I’m at all times looking for dope methods to make music that seems like dwelling, whereas on the similar time construct a world round what I believe the way forward for the Caribbean seems like and feels like.”

“There’s a specific feeling that Tano, Brooklyn First rate and I have been going for once we have been making this file. It was that late 90’s and early 2000’s period once I heard “Ladies Dem Sugar” from Beenie Man & Mya or “Like Glue” from Sean Paul. It’s a nonetheless a sense  that lingers in me. That’s the vibrations we’re sending out to the universe with this one,” he provides.

Jimmy October will launch a video for “Rum & Calypso” later within the month and can proceed to drop new singles all through the summer time in preparation for his forthcoming sophomore EP slated for launch later this 12 months.

Jimmy October

Born L’shun Emmanuel in East Trinidad, the younger performer’s already inspiring profession is proof of his wealthy expertise and distinctive sound. He has opened reveals for J. Cole, PARTYNEXTDOOR and Main Lazer.

His first worldwide launch was on Steve Aoki’s album KOLONY with the one “No Time” in 2017.  Since then, Jimmy October has leaned closely into his craft. He unleashed his 2017 debut EP Trip with its in style title monitor.

Pre-pandemic, he was featured in The FADER Journal  as GEN F and named one in all Complicated Journal’s ‘T&T Artists To Watch’ in 2019. Newer standouts included “Bear in mind The Days” (2018) and “Magic” ft.  Kes & Etienne Charles (2020), “Wake Up ” (2021) and “Therapeutic” (2023).

In 2022, he toured with soca powerhouse KES throughout the U.S. In 2023, he’ll launch an arsenal of latest music, together with the ever vibrant “Rum & Calypso.”


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