The reggae music industry will receive a much needed shot in the arm with the return of Chevan Clarke, an artiste widely regarded as one of the best natural vocalists Jamaica has ever produced.
Once known as Jah Selah, this ultra-talented artiste scored a minor hit almost 8 years ago with 'Lonely Girl', but migrated to the USA soon afterwards. He cut his lovely trademark locks, got married and settled down. But something was missing, the siren call of music followed him like a jilted lover.
"Music is my true calling, she breaks my heart each time, but I love her still, music is my true love, I have had a passion for it from a tender age. I spoke to my wife about it and she is 100 per cent behind me, so it is full steam ahead," he said.
He is back to rally his brothers with his voice and an aesthetic that has been missing for some time. Check out his powerful new track, 'Friends', where he talks about the nature of friendship.
Released in the first week of June on C and N Records label, the single features Chevan's voice soaring masterfully over the compelling track. He will be aggressively promoting the song in a series of promotional shows, radio and TV interviews, plus the launch of his web site and product line. He will be shooting a video for the song this July with noted music video director Nordia Rose.
You can follow him on Twitter @clarke_chevan, and IG: chevan_clarke.