Alborosie – New Music
One of the biggest selling European roots reggae artists Alborosie released the album Freedom & Fyah in 2016 which features 13 original tracks. All tracks are produced and performed by Alboroise. Featured performers on the album include Ky-Mani Marley, Protoje on the track “Strolling” and reggae legends, the Roots Radics band on the track “Everything” featuring Pupa Avril. Additional previous music video releases include “Rocky Road” and “Poser” in 2015 and “Kingston Town” (2012). He is Sicilian born and has spent more than a decade in Jamaica. Since his 2008 debut album Soul Pirate, he has found himself working with Greensleeves Records and now VP Records.
Alborosie states that “It’s like a concept album. On most of my albums, you might have a roots or rub-a-dub track and then you have a ska, but this time they’re all headed in the same direction. It’s a new adventure for me although lyrically, I cover everything as usual. Reggae is a very social music so I touch upon politics, love and revenge but it’s Freedom & Fyah, right? That means you’re going to get songs of freedom, and you have to go through fire as well because there are people who love us and those who don’t and so I can’t be a hypocrite and tell people how everything’s fine all the time. We have to fight back sometimes and the way I do that is by making songs like Poser. People always pretend to be good but behind the scenes they may be doing something bad, so that song is like a judgment, y ‘understand? And I include myself in that because I don’t want to be judging people and saying I’m clean and nice or whatever. No, we’re all human, and we make mistakes. That’s how life goes.”
Video: “Can’t Cool”