One of Jamaica’s foremost reggae singers, Singing Melody, has announced his sixth album, They Call Me Mr. Melody. The veteran artist teamed up with Grammy award winning producer Dave Kelly, Donovan Germaine of Penthouse Records, and Lynford ‘Fatta’ Marshall for the 13 track album. There were also collaborations with Lust, U-Roy, Stacious and Lymie Murray. Songs include “Collide,” “Time Wasted,” and “Smile.” Singing Melody says that the album that will be released on January 17, 2012.
The Gleaner reports that Melody, who recently returned from a Japanese tour with his group Lust, said he reached out to his Twitter and Facebook fans and got their thoughts on a possible album title. He also said that an album-listening session was held with the press, other artistes and industry insiders to choose the 13 songs for the album. There, he decided to select the first single from the album, “Collide,” as the album title.
Having done albums like Expressions and Sweeter in the past, Singing Melody said he does not want to make comparisons, but that “what I’ve seen with this album is more maturity. When I look at all my albums I have seen where I have grown with each one. Every album has its own feel and pace.”
The singer said he is trying to appeal to a wider cross-section of audiences by including various genres like dancehall, reggae, pop, and R&B.
Listen to “Collide” here:
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