NEW SINGLE, “NO GUARANTEE” FT. CHRONIXX AND ALBUM PRE-ORDER ARE AVAILABLE NOW!
Protoje will release his fourth full-length studio album, A Matter Of Time, on June 29, 2018, via Overstand Entertainment/In.Digg.Nation in conjunction with Easy Star Records (North America). Produced by Protoje’s long-time collaborator Winta James, the 10-track LP will include previously released tracks “Blood Money,” “Truths & Rights” feat. Mortimer and “Bout Noon” as well as two new guest features by Chronixx. Today (5.18), the Jamaican reggae artist reveals the album pre-order along with the first collaboration with Chronixx entitled “No Guarantee.” Both are available on Protoje.com.
“No Guarantee” follows the duo’s massive hit “Who Knows,” which has garnered over 70 million views on YouTube and 6 million+ SoundCloud streams. The powerful new anthem is a sonic blend of influences: 808 drums, distorted rock guitar, a funky bridge, all over a signature reggae bass line for a genre-bending sound that has become characteristic of a Protoje and Winta James collaboration. Chronixx pairs Protoje’s potent lyricism with a catchy yet poignant hook. Together they explore the human condition as it relates to topics of love and hate to jealousy and loyalty.
Protoje and Chronixx will join forces for a massive show in Brooklyn, NY at Coney Island’s Ford Amphitheater on May 27, part of the first leg of Protoje’s U.S. tour which kicks off this weekend in Miami. Then, he heads to Europe for a full schedule of summer festivals and shows. Click here for more info.
Protoje will be supporting A Matter Of Time while on the road. The album maintains the essence of Jamaican roots music while channeling a wide array of styles from dancehall, dub, hip hop, and rock into one cohesive body of work.
From the orchestral, Ethio-jazz-meets-ska intro “Flames” featuring Chronixx to his popular cool ‘n’ deadly banger “Blood Money,” it is clear this isn’t your average reggae album. The vocoder-heavy skank of personal empowerment on “Mind Of A King” segues into the companion piece “Like This,” making for an anthemic double set. “Bout Noon’’ sculpts dusky, laid back hip hop into a sonically fresh groove – a style continued on the title track. He gives thanks on the uplifting, horn driven “Lessons” and cleverly links celebrity culture, sexism, politicians and social media to the demise of civilization on “‘Camera Show.”
Politics, corruption, religion, pollution and inequality are combated, but balanced with positive assertions on education, family and spiritual wellness. His call-to-action messages rejuvenate a new generation.
“It’s not as traditional as my last album, but it’s still authentic,” explains Protoje. “It’s more innovative, more global and more experimental. I want to elevate reggae culture and the world’s perception of it.”