CROWN BY SAMORY I
One of the most unique modern roots voices in Jamaica Samory I returns today with “Crown,” his brand new song accompanied with a lyric video (directed by Yannick Reid with animation by Solasink and Leopold Matthews).
On “Crown,” Samory I reinforces his Rastafarian philosophies and his militancy towards upholding his beliefs despite societal pressures against him. The song is a renunciation of the Babylon system as well as an assertion of black pride and dignity.
“The inspiration behind ‘Crown’ is about what we see happening on a daily basis,” says Samory I. “People losing themselves, or manipulating their image and their values, for worldly gain and acceptance in society. We remain Rasta no matter how hard the wind blows or the tide rises.”
As far as the musical end of the song, producer Winta James says that “’Crown’ is a hardcore rubadub track that came together pretty quickly during one of our sessions at Tuff Gong Studios. I think Samory’s delivery adds to the overall menace of the riddim. This tune is a proper introduction to the sound of the coming album overall.”