Jamelody’s Got a Gun

Photo Credit: Aba Luke

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. April 1, 2014 — Gun — A word that immediately triggers fear in some but for the youths on the street, the youths in the crime hotspots in Trinidad and Tobago and many other countries across the world, gun talk is real talk. ‘Gun’ is the name of T&T reggae crooner and VP recording artiste, Jamelody’s latest contribution.

The simple yet strong song-title is meant to draw attention to the lyrics embedded in the track- draw attention to what he wants the masses to hear.

Unlike the traditional, soothing and melodic vocals many have come to know Jamelody for, this single — produced by Pengco Music’s Randal Alexander, takes on a completely different energy; an energy which symbolizes his versatility as an entertainer, that is more along the lines of a chant. Jamelody’s raspy tone accentuates the lyrics, which describes the gun in quite a metaphorical sense.

In the past few years, Jamelody has proven quite capable of holding his own. As a Trinidad and Tobago reggae artiste, he has earned the respect of many reggae heavyweights and producers in Jamaica. Over the years, he has also delivered several memorable reggae anthems, among them: ‘Pressure,’ ‘Love Crazy’, ‘I Wanna Love You’ and ‘Special To Me.’ and has wowed audiences in and out of T&T; in turn proving that he is capable of standing erect on any international stage.

This time around, having teamed up with Carenage — one of Trinidad’s renowned producers, Michael ‘Jamelody’ Williams is making a very strong statement: He is expected to cause a stir with the scheduled release of the track. According to Alexander, there are several other projects in the pipeline between Jamelody and Pengco Music. He says the work has only just begun and assures the products he deliveres will be impressive.

The song is yet another musical articulation of the feelings many people have regarding life and the violent situations that are becoming the norm.

In his single, Jamelody says his gun is a spiritual one that won’t aid in shedding blood but rather one that will save lives and deliver knowledge and wisdom.

Photo by Aba Luke

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