Blass hopes to excite with Wine Gal

Blass hopes to excite with Wine Gal

Monday, March 07, 2016

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CARNIVAL season is in high gear and singjay Blass has thrown his hat in the ring with the latest single Wine Gal.


"It’s done on a dancehall-carnival ‘riddim’ and has a small island flavour. The song is about seeing a girl dancing and becoming interested in her because of how she moves her body," Blass, 34, told the Jamaica Observer.


Released a month ago, Wine Gal is produced on the Kenya-based Rebel Liberation Records and his own-Blassmusic Collectively. The single is distributed by Zojack Worldwide.


An accompanying video — shot in Portmore, St Catherine by Taylor House Concept — is slated to be premiered at the Triple Century Sports Bar in New Kingston, on March 17.


"We have been promoting the single since last summer on social media. However, the video will give the song not just a local appeal but an international presence as well," he said.


Born in Kingston, Blass (whose given name is Omari Thompson) grew up in the dormitory community of Portmore in St Catherine. He said while attending Bridgeport High he realised his passion for music.


"I played English rugby and did track for the school, but the love fi di music was much more," he said.


His first recording was Money That They See Gonna Change Dem Eye in 2000 with fledgling dancehall sextet Cellblock. The group disbanded after the death of a member and the outfit morphed into the duo Slash & Blass. They recorded Gal Know Fi Wine in 2003.


Blass said since his entry into the entertainment world, he has taken time to study the fundamentals of the business.


"The music business is not a one-man show. Every artiste must have a good team around around him or her; for me, that’s iReggaenation and Taylor House Concept," said Blass.


He has set his sights on some lofty heights.


"I would want to get my songs in the soundtrack of a major Blockbuster movie... I want to be handed awards by the likes of Miley Cyrus. That’s why I’m using my talents to write some great songs," he added.


His other songs include Just My Love, Eyes on Me and Hustlers’ Anthem (featuring Propheca Crew).


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