Dancehall superstar Sean Paul has revealed the names of his two upcoming albums which he spent the better part of l2020 arranging and compiling during the international lockdown.
The Kingston native will be releasing the two new albums, Live and Living and Scorcher, within a matter of months, one of which he says is partially aimed at increasing Dancehall’s international streaming numbers.
Paul made the revelation during an interview on Radio Jamaica with Wesley Burger, co-host of the radio station’s Two Live Crew, on Thursday afternoon. He said the first album, Live and Living, is produced under the auspices of his Dutty Rock Productions.
He said all the songs are collaborations with Jamaican Dancehall/Reggae artists, among them Buju Banton, Busy Signal, Serani, Masicka, Bugle, Intence, Squash, Mavado, and Chi Ching Ching. Jesse Royal and Mutabruka are also a part of the album having featured on the already-released Guns of Navarone, a song Paul says speaks about “violence and how we still perpetrate it on each other”.
“Me being the person who wanted to be the conscious artiste back in the days, I coming full circle again,”stated Sean Paul
“You know my yute dem, I want to be teaching dem di right ting. So it was always popping up in mi brain. So it was like mi waa meck a statement. Mi waa seh certain tings. And there is a few songs on this album which are like that,”Sean Paul added
The second album he said, is titled Scorcher, which is under the auspices of Island Records and for which the lead-out single produced by Chimney Records, is also titled Scorcher. His album, from all indications, is targeted at the ladies and features American singer Gwen Stefani, Australian singer-songwriter Sia, Shenseea, and Jada Kingdom. There is also a track that features Dumpling artist Stylo G, he said.
“Not every tune is a collab on dis album. This album has certain tunes by myself,”.Sean Paul clarified
When asked why he had worked on two albums in just one year, the Baby Boy artiste attributed his quest to the COVID-19 lockdown, which had brought tours and other international appearances to a standstill. He also said the work is stopping no time soon as he also has a song with Spice, to be released on another project.