Debut set from Hezron
AFTER 14 years in the music business, singer Hezron will release his debut album, and it's a big one.
Titled The Life I Live, the 26-track double set will be released May 27, by Tads Record.
According to Hezron, the album is a mixture of ballads and social commentary. Among its tracks are favourites like So in Love, Forever and Always and a collaboration with Shaggy called Two Places.
Hezron also has high hopes for new singles like Superwoman, Message From The Grave and Land of the Worried.
"This album has been in the making for about six years and some may wonder why I took this much time to release it. I deliberately held it back as I wanted to be comfortable
with the product that I was
putting out," Hezron told the Jamaica Observer.
He said after returning to Jamaica from the United
States eight years ago, he took time to get a better grasp of the music business.
"Critics are always complaining that the standard of reggae has declined so I wanted to put out quality music," he added.
Hezron has worked with giant labels such as Def Jam, Sony Music and Warner Music. However, he believes he is yet to get his just due as an artiste.
"Hardcore dancehall music is promoted more than reggae. People are forced to accept what is being fed to them," he said. "There are a few (radio) stations who will play reggae songs but there is a lot of politics in the industry and I refuse to be a part of that."