Jamaican roots reggae singjay Junior Kelly returns with the highly-anticipated release of his new studio album Piece of the Pie in April on Al.Ta.Fa.An Records. The album boasts 15 head-nodding roots scorchers from producers in Jamaica and Europe.
Three years after his successful Red Pond album â€“ with the lovers-fused hit combination Too Late with Queen Ifrica â€“ Junior Kelly returns to the limelight with another solid roots album. This time for Jamaican-based Al.Ta.Fa.An Records led by veteran producer Anthony Senior.
â€œFor this album we really took the time to put the songs together so they could tell a story, and if you listen to each song going into the next you can hear the story line,â€ explains Anthony Senior of Al.Ta.Fa.An Records.
Junior Kelly grew up in a musical family and released his first single Over Her Body nearly 30 years ago, but had to wait until the year 2000 before making an impact on the charts with his rootsy smash hit Love So Nice. The tune and the album of the same name established him as a profound and socially-conscious singjay in Jamaica and around the globe.
â€œWorking with Junior Kelly is a joy since he is a true professional in all that he does. He is always prepared when coming to the studio and I really rate him for that,â€ discloses Anthony Senior.
Piece of the Pie boasts 15 tracks, partly recorded at legendary Tuff Gong Studioâ€™s in Kingston, with Junior Kellyâ€™s signature fierce delivery of conscious and culturally themed lyrics over solid riddims [rhythms]Â laid down by Jamaican Firehouse Crew and Live Wire along with European musicians such as Moritz â€œDa Baronâ€ Von Korff and Giuseppe â€œFlashâ€ Coppola.
â€œThe album has a little something for everyone and it ranges from straight one-drop riddims [rhythms]Â to hip-hop and even some salsa in the title track. I truly believe that Piece of the Pie shows Junior Kelly at a new musical level,â€ concludes Anthony Senior.
Piece of the Pie includes combinations with Lion Face, Smiley and Mark Wonder and will be out on CD and on digital platforms via Groove Attack in April.
For further information on Junior Kelly, including upcoming tour dates, log on to juniorkellyofficial.com, and follow his musical journey on facebook.com/juniorkellyofficial and twitter.com/jrkellyofficial.
AboutÂ AL.TA.FA.AN Records
The AL.TA.FA.AN. crewâ€™s aim is to push clean and uplifting music to the world. By establishing the label, AL.TA.FA.AN. members, mainly Anthony Senior and Boris Silvera, aim to break young and established artists into the music business and to create employment in a country where there are too many youth on the street who have nothing to do. The
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