Safira Mono inks VPAL deal

The Star (Jamaica) - - FRONT PAGE - CARL GILCHRIST STAR Writer

Safira Mono has signed a dis­tri­bu­tion deal with VPAL, an as­so­ciate arm of VP Records, for her cur­rent hit sin­gle, ‘Mon­i­tor’, mark­ing a huge step in the ca­reer of the Span­ish Town-based artiste.

The break­through comes a year af­ter Shock­era ‘Mono’ Pin­nock re­leased her I Am Not A Toy EP and ful­filled a prom­ise she had made to her­self that 2016 would be her break­through year.

“The dis­tri­bu­tion deal with VPAL was signed two weeks ago in Kingston, the song will be re­leased in­ter­na­tion­ally on Oc­to­ber 28,” Mono told THE WEEK­END STAR.

Mon­i­tor was writ­ten by Mono and pro­duced by Bad Flame Pin­na­cle and is a song that speaks to the youth and adults. “It seeks to up­lift the youth and also the par­ents. The song calls upon par­ents to mon­i­tor the youths be­cause they re­ally need to be mon­i­tored by not just the par­ents, but by ev­ery re­spon­si­ble adult.”

The singer’s joy of hav­ing a break­through hit runs deep. Over the years, she has had t o put up with sev­eral ob­sta­cles as she sought to chart her mu­si­cal ca­reer.

“I’ve been try­ing for a while and had to put up with a lot of fight, es­pe­cially be­cause I’m a fe­male,” she shared. “A lot of peo­ple were say­ing I’m not mar­ketable, but I feel good that they don’t have the last talk. Now a lot of peo­ple are say­ing they can re­late to the song.”

The singer is work­ing with pro­duc­ers Dre Zion and Quick Mix Records on her de­but 10-track al­bum, Just a Woman, to be re­leased in 2017.

CONTRIBUTED

Safira Mono and Aurian Wil­son of VPAL.

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