New York, NY– VP Records artist Spiritual has released the video for ‘Stand Up to Rasta’, the first single off his debut album “Awakening”. Shot in various parts of New York City (Queens, Brooklyn), the video sends the message of staying true to one’s self despite pressures to mold into the corporate world. Directed by A1 Vision, the video has no shortage of beautiful shots of New York City’s landscape and Spiritual’s energetic and bold energy. Full Article HERE
Jamaica Observer: Following his performance at VP Records’ New Artiste showcase at Milk River in Brooklyn, New York last Thursday, singer Spiritual is keen to make 2017 his breakthrough year.The showcase for music industry executives also featured performances by Addis Pablo, Prince Royal and Mark Balet who did songs from their latest projects.
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Introducing Spiritual, who? Spirtual, not many people know about Spiritual’s early life but now they know the name. Over the last few months Spiritual has been on the tongue of many Reggae critics and deejays around the globe and he has a new album which he has dropped. There is a certain level of authenticity in Spiritual’s voice that takes you back to days of Culture and Winston Rodney Burning Spear with that old school Rebel Dread Style. Full Review HERE
Although having released a few singles including “Marathon”, a 2008 collaboration with Alborosie, plus a 15 track album entitled “My World” (2010), Jamaican roots reggae singer Spiritual has largely stayed under the radar of the reggae fraternity for about a decade. However that’s definitely gonna change with the release of his sophomore album “Awakening”, not least due to the renewed interest in roots reggae music in Jamaica as well as in the world. Spiritual’s voice resembles Joseph ‘Culture’ Hill a lot, although there are also influences of Burning Spear heard in his vocal style. Full Review HERE
Den jamaicanske sanger Spiritual er vokset op i Allman Town, der er en af Kingstons mange ghettoer og nabo til Trench Town, hvor Bob Marley engang boede. Han blev forældreløs i en tidlig alder og begyndte som dreng at synge i det lokale kirkekor, inden han en dag konverterede til Rastafari. Læs mere
Collectors of Alborosie’s unstoppable run of early singles will remember Marathon: a 2008 collaboration with a singer whose wood-smoked, nasal tone recalled Burning Spear and Culture’s Joseph Hill. That man is Spiritual and he releases his overdue second album Awakening through VP Records on February 3rd.
It’s not often that the music styles of old find renewed life through generations of singers; sometimes, though, our ears are blessed by something deeper than the edits that time forces upon art forms, something pure and resonant that has a lasting impression. This is a spiritual sort of moment, when a modern voice carries an ancient honesty and a hunger that’s not teachable in a training session or capable of being tweaked out of the magic of a studio appointment. Have your first listen HERE.
The debut album by Spiritual announced for February, 3rd, promises to be one of the high quality roots releases of 2017. Listen to the lead single Time Has Come below to get familiar with Spiritual‘s voice and stay tuned for the Awakening! See Press Release HERE.
Spiritual “Awakening” LP to Release on VP Records December 30th, 2016
“Awakening” is a new album to stand alongside classic 70’s Reggae albums like “Natty Dread”, “Marcus Garvey”, “Two Sevens Clash”, and “The Right Time”. With traces of Burning Spear and Culture in his voice, Spiritual’s original songs share with buzz artists like Chronixx, Protoje and Alborosie.
The album is being released through highly respected VP Records and can be pre-ordered HERE.
Omi Headlines Nickelodeon Slimefest
JAMAICAN muso Omi says he’s ready for pretty much anything when he headlines Nickelodeon Slimefest in September. The Cheerleader and Hula Hoop singer will return to Australia for the event at Sydney Olympic Park on September 30. Traditionally, presenters and performers are covered in green slime at the event that is to be broadcast on the popular Foxtel kids channel that night.
“I’ll put aside my OCD for that day, and I’m going to wear something extremely comfortable and something that I’m not going to ever wear again of course. I’ll give anything a go,” Omi told Australian press.
Omi Headlines WE Day Festival To Reward Students
SAINT PAUL, Minn., Sept. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Today, WE Day, a series of inspiring stadium-sized life-changing events that take place around the world, brings together world-renowned speakers and performers including Buzz Aldrin, Lilly Singh, OMI, Sabrina Carpenter, Paula Abdul, Olivia Holt, Jordan Smith, Serena Ryder, George Takei, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton and more. Alongside international activists and WE co-founders, Craig and Marc Kielburger, the cast of returning WE Day fan favorites and new faces join 18,000 students and educators from over 600 schools to celebrate the contributions of young people and kick-start another year of change.