Fans ‘loco’ about Sasco’s new sin­gle

The Star (Jamaica) - - Front Page - SHEREITA GRIZ­ZLE Staff Reporter

Dance­hall artiste Agent Sasco has been re­ceiv­ing rave re­views on his lat­est sin­gle, Loco.

The track, which was re­leased late last month, has gar­nered close to 300,000 views on YouTube and has been dubbed a sure hit by lis­ten­ers, some even call­ing Sasco a ‘liv­ing leg­end’.

Al­though flat­tered by the re­ac­tions, Sasco told THE STAR that the song be­com­ing a hit was not a main pri­or­ity for him.

More im­por­tant than rack­ing up views was the hope that peo­ple would hear his thoughts on a num­ber of is­sues af­fect­ing so­ci­ety.

On the track, Sasco voices his opin­ions on gun vi­o­lence, drug smug­gling, rape, and the prac­tice of com­pro­mis­ing one’s morals for so­cial me­dia likes.

“I try my best to not con­sider the out­come (of the song) as a part of the cre­ative process. Of course I want peo­ple to ap­pre­ci­ate it, but I find there is much more free­dom in not think­ing about it,” he said. “The song is dis­cussing var­i­ous is­sues and re­al­i­ties of our world as I see them. It is not lim­ited to a par­tic­u­lar gen­er­a­tion or de­mo­graphic. As a so­ci­ety, we are all charged with of­fer­ing what­ever guid­ance we can so that life im­proves for all gen­er­a­tions.”

Sasco said that he was happy for the sup­port the song has been get­ting from ra­dio DJs and se­lec­tors, re­veal­ing Loco is the first sin­gle off his up­com­ing EP.

“I have made the com­mit­ment to re­lease a project at least ev­ery two years. We are ap­proach­ing the sec­ond an­niver­sary of the Hope River al­bum, so we are due. I am hop­ing for a sum­mer re­lease (for the EP). All the record­ing is done so it’s just a mat­ter of see­ing how things pan out,” he said.

Sasco re­vealed that so far, the com­pi­la­tion has six tracks, with three col­lab­o­ra­tions.

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