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UP-AND-COMING singer Aloe Vera is adding his contribution to Jamaica's roots revival with his debut album Love Can Save The Day.
The 15-track set is produced by Hungry Town Music.
The album, according to the singer, will find favour with reggae music purists at home and abroad.
"There has been a steady attempt over the years to push the righteous message of Rastafarian underground in favour of the hype. However, the real music that Jamaica has been known for, will always keep breaking those barriers and shine through," says Aloe Vera.
The title track — Love Can Save The Day — is one of encouragement in the face of difficult times and how love can conquer all.
Aloe Vera, 40, whose given name is Otis Martin, has been recording since the early 1990s. A proponent of live music, he said this is his most defining work.
"I prefer live music. It brings out more soul and it is the real thing and nothing can beat the real thing. Live music is like life," he said.
The Rastafarian singer, who recently returned from St Maarten, said he knew from a tender age that music was his calling.
"I went to the St Anne's Primary and Secondary schools [in downtown Kingston] and music chose me from I was going to school. I got my early exposure to reggae and Rastafarian in Spoilers [central Kingston]," he said.
Other tracks featured on his debut album include Mama Cry, Life is For Living, and Sunshine Lady.
ALOE VERA... hails the resurgence of culturally uplifting music in Jamaica.
(PHOTO: GARFIELD ROBINSON)
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