Chelsea Stewart re­leases al­bum

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Toronto-born reg­gae singer Chelsea Stewart re­cently re­leased her self-ti­tled al­bum, Chelsea Stewart, an 11-track project that an­nounces her ar­rival on the reg­gae scene.

The al­bum was re­leased on her Baby Momma Mu­sic la­bel, and fea­tures var­i­ous gen­res, in­clud­ing mento, ska, rock­steady, reg­gae, and even dance­hall.

Nyabinghi drum­ming and dub po­etry are also fea­tured on the project.

The lead sin­gle, For­ever Your Girl, a smooth love bal­lad on a ska-in­fused rhythm, has al­ready set tongues wag­ging in the close-knit reg­gae com­mu­nity where ex­cel­lent word of mouth is the gold stan­dard for suc­cess.

“Peo­ple love the retro vibe of For­ever Your Girl. When we had our al­bum lis­ten­ing party, that song had ev­ery­one danc­ing and skank­ing.

PER­FECT SIN­GLE

We knew it would be the per­fect lead sin­gle,” Stewart said.

The video for the sin­gle has been ser­viced to the ma­jor video out­lets in the Caribbean.

The al­bum also boasts in­stru­men­ta­tion from Gram­my­win­ning pro­duc­ers Sly and Rob­bie.

Other stand­out songs in­clude the pop-in­flu­enced Kiss You Again, and the silky smooth Crush.

The COVID-19 pan­demic tem­po­rar­ily paused pro­mo­tion of the al­bum. Stewart used the the ex­tra time to learn a new mu­sic in­stru­ment.

“I have been adding to the wealth of my brand by learn­ing a new in­stru­ment. It’s the early stages. The pan­demic mas­sively slowed up the pro­mo­tion of the al­bum; the al­bum launch was can­celled and many other shows,” she said.

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