Island reggae-meets-R&B artist Sammy Johnson returns with the lead single and title track off his forthcoming album, Cool & Easy. The LP is set to launch off Mensch House Records January 22nd, 2021 — a relaxing and reassuring soundtrack for wintertime. Not only that, but after a year like 2020, Sammy Johnson’s Cool & Easy will be the perfect reset for a better and brighter year.
Everyone deserves a “Cool & Easy” end to a tremendously tumultuous year.
The world may be quarantined once, twice, thrice over, yet Sammy Johnson has been hard at work throughout the global shutdown. Releasing a series of singles over 2020, Johnson’s “Amazing” single charted in three countries on iTunes, not to mention landing #2 in New Zealand’s R&B chart. Johnson further won ‘Best Collaboration’ at the Island Music Awards, alongside Common Kings and The Green, for their “Queen Majesty” single. Now, with another full-length to ring in the New Year, this soulful singer-songwriter gives a taste of what’s to come with “Cool & Easy”.
The slow-tempo, saxophone-infused track instantly whisks you off to a private island — somewhere far away from troublesome worries. Johnson croons, “tonight is just you and I… let your guard down… it’s okay to smile once in a while.” How can you refuse that? With a harmonized chorus, Sammy Johnson’s sentiment melts any listener’s apprehension; it’s just too sweet to be sullied, which gives fans an indication of the how the rest of the album will play out.
Johnson comments, “‘Cool & Easy is so many things. It’s the rekindling of my love for reggae music; it’s my first reggae full album and it is a true authentic expression of how reggae music has touched my life and blessed me with the opportunity to do what I love.”
Sammy continues, “I know the world is in such a fragile state right now. As easy as it would have been for me to reflect on that, I felt so strongly to consciously create something that would provide a place of refuge, peace, love and happiness. I’m so proud of this album and I pray that you receive it with all the love and good vibes it’s wrapped up in.”
With the title track out now on all digital outlets, Sammy Johnson has doubled down with another release — this time a cover! Not only can you stream “Cool & Easy”, but make sure to catch the second single off the album, “For Your Love, originally by Stevie Wonder.