More sounds from Pressure Busspipe

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer writer

Thursday, April 10, 2014

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SINGER Pressure Busspipe will launch his fourth album, The Sound, next Wednesday at Whitebones Restaurant in St Andrew.

It would be the second release party for the set which is produced by Zion I Kings, a company in Pressure Busspipe's homeland, the United States Virgin Islands.

A launch is also scheduled for the USVI on Tuesday. According to Laurent 'Tippy I' Alfred of Zion I Kings, this is Pressure Busspipe's strongest studio effort to date.

"This was the first album he recorded in the Virgin Islands, so I think Pressure was very comfortable during the whole recording process. I think the songs really reflects his identity as an artiste and as a Rastaman, more than any other previous album," Alfred told Splash. "It's an organic, natural-sounding album, and the messages that he wrote about really fit perfectly with the music."

The Sound has already got some traction in the USVI. One of its 14 tracks, Virgin Islands Nice, is the official song for the country's tourist board.

Two of the songs, Who You Are and Nothing No Wrong, were recorded at the Tuff Gong studios in Kingston. Roots singer Lutan Fyah teams with Pressure Busspipe on Stop This Train.

The burly Pressure Busspipe is from the USVI territory of St Thomas. He had a big hit in Jamaica in 2007 with the Don Corleon-produced Love And Affection.

His previous album, Coming Back for You, was released five years ago.

Pressure Busspipe is scheduled to kick off a European tour on April 30 to promote The Sound, which is a joint release by I Grade Records and Buss Pipe Records.

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