Almost reaching the five minute mark, this single is one of the most well-crafted & considerate reggae releases of recent years. Yardie is something of a grower, for sure – those classic vibes generally either win you over from the offset or they don’t, but in this case the song grows more entrancing & enjoyable the further along you get.
Having toured with the likes of Beenie Man & Jimmy Cliff, Mullings’ experience & connection to the arts is unquestionable. On this track, his skills meet with the simple good vibes of the reggae genre, bringing together a free-flowing guitar solo & a lightly uplifting soundscape.
Rose has the addictive qualities of an alternative hit, complex in terms of the details & the thought that’s gone into it, but simple in terms of the melody & the overall vibe & sound you take away. Undoubtedly a top track from the whole of 2018 so far. Incredibly clever, catchy, stylish, and refreshingly unique right now.
The track is subtle but certain in its fusion of genres & in driving with an authentic approach to expression & a clear love for & connection to music. There’s something about a track like this that makes it need no real introduction
Walking the creative line somewhere between Jack Johnson & John Butler Trio, with an occasional, relevant dash of emotional turmoil.
A smooth & soulful piece that drives with the organic colour & carefree attitude of a simple bass line & some easy going vocals.
You get a sense this music comes naturally to the artist, which, combined with these folk-rock, acoustic ska rhythms & vibes, makes for a totally enjoyable EP.
The song has depth – the verses hold tight to your attention, the delivery is smooth, beautiful to listen to, and the words have poignancy; fusing truth & poetry, honesty & metaphor.
The most suffocating thing you can do as an artist & indeed as a person it to limit yourself to one way of doing things
Both artists bring a level of calming confidence to the stage that lets the vibe work its magic indefinitely.
It feels like a song for you – the words, the rhythm – it drives with the absolute energy & brightness, the positivity, designed to fit in with the feelings so many will be experiencing right now.
I think great live performances are imperative to success as an artist & it’s actually what I’m most comfortable with. I grew up super shy with really bad stage fright – I learned & have done more live performances than I’ve recorded.