Ce'Cile creates Music + Magic

Monday, March 25, 2019

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AFTER a three-year wait, Ce'cile will release her sixth studio album titled Music + Magic on Friday. The set is a follow-up to her 2016 effort, Diary of a Journey.

“For a long time I've been out of love with music, and when I did it, it just wasn't coming from my authentic space. I wanted to go back to creating music that I personally loved and would listen to, because sometimes I don't listen to my own stuff,” said Ce'Cile.

“My best days of music were when I wasn't thinking about making money from it and I wasn't doing what the fans wanted or what I thought they wanted to hear. I was more focused on sharing my creativity,” she continued.

Music + Magic has 12 songs. They are No More, Plans, Worthy, Nah Let Go, Common, Respect, Don't Love You, Beautiful, Man, Beg, Magic and Every Day.

Music + Magic is on Ce'Cile's label 1Rock. Onerpm will distribute it.

Music + Magic is produced by Ce'Cile (vocal production, lyrical content and lyrics were solely written by her), while Dale “Dizzle” Virgo worked on music production. Anju Blaxx of UIM and Jason “J Vibe” Farmer mixed the tracks.

Ce'Cile shared why she went into the production aspect.

“I wanted to own my masters just like I did when I started music back in the day, working with Skatta Burrell. I also wanted to make music that had a longer shelf life. I also tried to create new sounds and remind people that I actually am one of the first females in modern dancehall to produce my music and own my work,” she said.

She spoke about the album's title.

“I wanted a name that would still make perfect sense 30 years from now, I didn't want anything dated. I was initially going to call it magic only, but they told me there were many albums by that name, so I added the music. Additionally, the process of the 'creation' for me was sometimes magical,” said Ce'Cile.

Ce'Cile says she has evolved musically since her last album.

“There were some great tracks on my last album, Diary of a Journey but I wasn't in a good space to promote it. I also tried the Ce'Cile the Band project, that was tied into that album, and that fell through. I realise it's very difficult for me to work with people that do not have the shared visions,” she said.

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