Onirose blooms with Get It InSunday, February 21, 2016
BORN in Guyana and growing up between Germany, Barbados and Suriname, singer Onirose was exposed to diverse musical styles. She, however, stays close to her Caribbean roots with her latest single Get It In.
"Get It In is a groovy reggae single with a little pop... The song is about a strong woman telling a guy what she wants," she told theJamaica Observer from her Barbados base.
Released on February 4 and distributed by Zojak World Wide, Get It In features dancehall deejay Charly Black.
"The response to the single has been incredible. I’m very appreciative to people tweeting from as far as Austria as well as other Caribbean islands."
The singer explained how she got involved in the ‘collab’.
"Charly Black and I did separate songs on Troyton’s Dark Temptation rhythm. I fell in love with his groove. So when I penned Get It In, I wanted Charly Black to be part of the project," she said.
According to the singer, she was "baptised" in reggae music at an early age through her uncle.
"I love music and and I love singing. Music became my healer when I lost my mother in 2007. Music helped me get through a very difficult time in my life, " she said.
"I would love my music to be loved by many and touch others through it," she added.
Onirose (whose given name is Onika Rollins) attended Inlingua in Germany, where she studied German, English and Spanish.
The singer, now in her mid-20s, got her break in 2013 with the single Inconsolable, which she describes as therapeutic. Her other songs include I’ve Had Enough and Naked.