Tessanne Chin Stays True To Her Jamaican Roots on New Album: Our Review Of “Count On My Love”

Count On My Love debuted at #9 on the US iTunes Charts!

Count On My Love debuted at #9 on the US iTunes Charts!

*All Photos courtesy of Tessanne Chin, NBC and Universal Music Group.

After much anticipation, Tessanne Chin’s major label debut album, Count On My Love (2014 Republic Records), is finally here.  The season five winner of NBC’s The Voice, who competed on Team Adam Levine (lead singer of Maroon 5), is more than just another reality show champion, but a true artist that has not forgotten where she comes from.

Although iTunes categorizes Count On My Love as pop, the album is heavily rooted in reggae with a touch of dancehall, R&B and dub-step (or as Tessanne calls it, “pop with a Jamaican swag”).  The majority of the LP’s songs incorporate Caribbean rhythms mixed with pop melodies to create a unique blend of island vibes that appeals to a universal audience.  Tessanne stays true to her heritage by occasionally firing wicked vocal runs in Jamaican patois that are still understandable for non-Jamaican listeners.  This element allows her non-Caribbean fans to relate to her lyrics, which is essential to the record’s success.

Continue reading

Advertisements

Golden Chyld Addresses Infidelity in “Joanna Wine”

*All photos courtesy of Golden Chyld and used with permission.

Have you ever been cheated on?  If so, you can definitely relate to the lyrics of Golden Chyld’s brand new song “Joanna Wine”.  This Canadian dancehall/reggae artist addresses the issue of infidelity that plagues our society.  During the chorus, Golden Chyld sings to his unfaithful significant other:

“Well you got Joe, well meet Miss Joanna Wine.

[She doesn’t] only love me my for my dollar card.

When I’m with you, she’ll be on my mind,

And all she wants is my time.”

In this plot driven music video, Golden Chyld handles his situation on his own terms.  Instead of getting mad, he gets even and finds a mistress of his own.  Watch until the end to see the conclusion of his story (there’s a nice twist that we won’t give away)!

What do you think of Golden Chyld’s music video for “Joanna Wine”?  Comment below!

You can follow Golden Chyld on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and MySpace.  “Joanna Wine” is available now on iTunes.

Tessanne Chin Mesmerizes All Four Judges On NBC’s The Voice!

*All photos courtesy of NBC’s The Voice

Last night on NBC’s The Voice, Jamaica’s pride and joy, Tessanne Chin impressed all four judges (Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green and Blake Shelton) with her amazing cover of Pink’s pop hit “Try”.  All four judges instantly hit their button in excitement to signify they wanted her on their teams.  The crowd went wild and as she sang her final note!

After her performance, Adam complimented her by saying, “You can easily win The Voice this year, I don’t have a doubt in mind!”  He added that reggae music is his favorite musical genre in the world.  After much battling between the judges, Tessanne finally picked Team Adam!

We wish Tessanne Chin all the best of luck this season of The Voice!  She could be the first Jamaican in history to win the contest! Go  #TeamTessanne!  Make sure you vote for her if she makes it to the live shows!

Check out her performance from last night below and also our video of her lover’s rock hit “Family”!  What do you think of Tessanne Chin?  Comment below!