Indie Allen makes powerful ‘Revelation’

Indie Allen Performs for the first time in Belgium 2018 @ Reggae Geel Music Festival.
Indie Allen

Amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic Jamaican recording artist Indie Allen has used his voice to heal, inform and reveal.

On June 5, the rising reggae artist released his new single “Revelation,” a collaboration with renowned Fams house music producer Floyd “John GQ” Barrett.

“The song is about all the changes we see happening in our world, that resembles end times,” said Allen in a statement. “It speaks as a reminder that we are heading closer to end times.”

Allen said he was inspired by the prophecies in the Book of Revelation “upon the realization that this is, indeed, the world we are living in today

“As it was in the beginning, so shall it be in the end,” he added. “We just need to be ready for salvation is still attainable for those who will seek it.”

Having produced an impressive body of work for such recording artists as Grammy winner Buju Banton, Sizzla, Warrior King, Junior Reid, G whizz, among other, Barrett said he is aiming at fostering the next generation of social conscious reggae stars, including Indie “who boasts a captivating falsetto that proficiently glides between the notes.”

Jamaican artist, Indie Allen.                                                                 Soundcloud.com

Indie’s partial lyrics in Revelation goes: “You can’t play dumb/if your power’s to speak/you afi shine your light/for the darkness to see it/am afraid we will never see peace/we are living in the times of Revelation.”

Born Michael Allen on Sept. 27, 1992 in the Montego Bay, St. James, Jamaica, Indie Allen is “a soulful singer with a captivating falsetto, who is an experience itself when seen live,” according to Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia.

“Blending acoustic folk and roots reggae to create a beautiful balance of love and spirituality, and who moves between the heavy traditional drum and bass to the soulful flame of just the acoustic guitar,” Wikipedia said Allen’s voice “gracefully glides between a soaring falsetto, and a rich provocative tenor, with a singjay delivery making his sound and vocal dexterity truly unique.”

Allen’s first introduction to music when was in high school (Cornwall College), where he was the lead vocalist for an A cappella group, Wikipedia said.

On his journey to making his mark in the music industry, it said he later relocated to Kingston, the Jamaican capital, where he became a finalist in Jamaica’s top singing competition, Digicel Rising Stars.

Allen has been mentored by the likes of Michael Fletcher and Mikey Bennett.

“Indie Allen’s unique vocal abilities and captivating performances have earned him a spot in the minds of many with his sound that is like a cross between Bob Marley and Tracy Chapman,” Wikipedia said.

It said Allen has performed at shows around the world, some of which include Nola Reggae festival, Reggae Geel, “Best of the Best”, “Jamaica Rum Festival”, “Reggae Marathon” and “Jaria Reggae Month”.

Allen has also opened for Jamaica’s reggae legends Third World Band at its “Under the Stars” concert, Raging Fyah’s Wickie Wackie Music Festival, and Hard Rock Cafe in Orlando.

Allen said “Revelation” single is available on all steaming platforms and digital outlets: https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/johngqxindieallen/revelation

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