Jamaican reggae revival artist, Protoje, is about to unleash his long awaited new album called A Matter of Time this June 29th, following his hit 2015 LP Ancient Future. A Matter Of Time was made available for pre-order on May 18th, coinciding with the release of his fourth single “No Guarantee”, featuring fellow reggae revivalist and “Who Knows” collaborator, Chronixx. Protoje and Chronixx are a bread and butter duo for this journey into new arenas, all the while maintaining the essence of Jamaican reggae music. They weld together a wide array of traditional Jamaican styles, hip-hop, jazz and rock into this new highly anticipated album.
Protoje and Chronixx are a bread and butter duo…
A Matter of Time (off Easy Star Records) is Protoje’s fourth full-length album which will be including previously released hits such as “Blood Money”, a track which was hailed by Jamaican radio personality and Pan African activist, Mutaburuka, as the number one reggae song of 2017. This acknowledgement joins similar praise for the other two other recent singles off the forthcoming LP: “Truths & Rights”, featuring rising crooner Mortimer, and “Bout Noon”. The single has a heavy bass, a heady tonality and above all else, a weighty message. “People have expectations… will they love you? No guarantee.” The lyric video released for the single shows the heads of Protoje and Chronixx, transfixed in a sea of red with animated shark fins floating around; fitting imagery, considering that the song is about proverbially swimming with sharks in the industry.
Protoje continues to be on a steady rise in popularity, selling out headline US, UK and European tours. He was listed on BBC Radio 1Xtra's 'Hot for 2015' list and is a firm fan favorite at festival’s throughout the world. Protoje and his bandmates have performed at gatherings such as Glastonbury, Coachella, California Roots, Reading & Leeds, Boomtown Fair, SummerJam, Afro-Punk, Canada’s Pemberton Music Festival, Reggae Rise Up Florida, Denver’s 420 on the Block and many more.
Protoje officially kicked off his summer tour in Miami, Florida on May 19th, continuing to gift great reggae dub vibes to fans throughout the U.S. and Europe! Chronixx just joined the stage for a massive show at Coney Island’s Ford Amphitheater located in Brooklyn over the past weekend, and with a few more shows in the states, Protoje will soon embark on his European tour stretch for the rest of the summer. For more information and all tour dates, visit www.protoje.com.
“No Guarantee” feat. Chronixx lyric video:
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