Samory-I upbeat about EP

Friday, August 29, 2014

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ROOTS singer Samory-I is anticipating a favourable response to his five-track EP scheduled to be released next month.

The EP is a precursor for his 15-track sophomore album Black Dub slated for 2015.

"I write about everything that's around me. I am very passionate about what I do," he told the Jamaica Observer.

Describing himself as a roots/lover's rock artiste, the
24-year-old Samaory-I (given name Samory-Tour Fraser) said he wants to leave a positive legacy in music.

"All the songs on the EP will be on the album," he said.

He said his album, which is being produced by Stone Love's Rory Gilligan, will be a mixture of lover's rock and roots reggae. Tracks include Take Me Oh Jah, Rasta Nuh Gangsta and Fear.

Hailing from the Kencot community in the Corporate Area, the Norman Manley High School past student said he is pleased with the airplay Take Me Oh Jah has been receiving even though the single has not been officially released.

According to the singer, his two previous releases -- Just Believe and Later With You on his Ajang Music Production label -- are doing well overseas.

"These tracks have not been getting much rotation here in Jamaica, but are getting a fair amount of play in Europe and in the United Kingdom," he said.

Samory-I is also known for the single Only Jah.

— Cecelia Campbell-Livingston




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