Music

Mood Swings pays off for Drizl

By Kevin Jackson
Observer writer

Friday, October 11, 2019

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With his EP, Mood Swings, entering the Billboard Reggae Albums chart this week, Drizl is optimistic there will be more airplay for his songs. Mood Swings debuted at number nine.

“We have the struggles like the lack of airplay, but I don't let it demotivate me. I love music so I will continue. I know that in time, they will be playing my songs,” the deejay told the Jamaica Observer's Splash.

“It's every artiste's dream to be on the Billboard chart. It signifies all the hard work that I have put in,” he added. Drizl credits much of that hard work to Carleonie Entertainment, which released Mood Swings on September 27. He says the company has aggressively marketed the set on social media.

“We did a lot of interviews with overseas media houses; we also did strategic marketing including social media push in the United States and Canada where we targeted audiences in those countries. We are just happy with the results,” said Drizl.

Wai Fuzion Records produced the songs on Mood Swings including Love It, Beachfront, Whine and Hundred Gyal. According to Drizl, they are “based off relationship- type values between the male and female. It's the ups and downs that persons go through in their relationships. It's things that I have experienced and been through myself.”

Born Suwayne French, 23- year-old Drizl has been recording music professionally for just over one year. Michael Dann of Carleonie Entertainment has played an integral role in his career development.

“All the songs that he did before, we had them shelved. The material that he was doing was lyrical and he was singing, but based on his image, it just wasn't believable,” said Dann.

From Golden Spring in rural St Andrew, Drizl attended Oberlin High School and Excelsior Community College (EXED) before pursuing a career in photography.


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