Mad tune here, this "Wildfire"... the best kind of uplifting music which Jamaica badly needs these days. Please "protect yuh people Jah". And bless up Mr. Riley for your wonderful always-conscious tunes. :yes:
Tarrus Riley petitions for peace with new single
Thursday, June 24, 2010
TALENTED Jamaican singer and songwriter Tarrus Riley delivers a powerful socio-conscious message renouncing the scourge of violence on his latest release, Wildfire.
Teaming up with hard-hitting producer Don Corleone, Riley’s petition for peace hits a sincere note as he pleads to a higher power to protect his nation against the rising levels of violence. His chorus to “protect the people” comes on the heels of recent calls by several Jamaicans at home and across the Diaspora to take a stand against crime. “Wildfire speaks directly to existing social issues in Jamaica, the kind of issues we need to address head on. I want my listeners to understand the realities we are dealing with in our nation as well as call on each one to support their brother as we reclaim our land.”
Now in heavy rotation across local and Caribbean airwaves, Riley recently concluded shooting the corresponding video and is expected to debut it in coming weeks.
A versatile and accomplished musician, Tarrus’ melodious harmonies have endeared him to a large number of reggae fans across the Caribbean, US, UK, Canadian, and Japanese markets. Having scored a slew of chart hits from his latest compilation "Contagious", such as the title track Love’s Contagious, Living The Life Of A Gun, Good Girl Gone Bad, Start Anew among others, Riley is easily one of the most popular and well-respected artistes in reggae music today.
With a solid booked schedule headlining several dates across the US and Caribbean, Riley is currently gearing up to perform at the international reggae and dancehall music showcase Reggae Sumfest on July 24.