Known for his evolutionary sound, Tarrus Riley is set to kick off the summer with his new single, “ Like That,” produced by DJ Frass Records.
According to Brooklyn-based entertainment publicist Ronnie Tomlinson, of Destine Media, the single — released on April 2 and garnered solid streaming numbers via Apple music and on Apple US itunes charts — has been receiving airplay on various mainstream stations in the US and United Kingdom.
Jamaican-born Tomlinson told Caribbean Life on Tuesday that Riley – known for his impressive catalogue “Good Girl Gone Bad,’ “Lion Paw,” soca track with Machel Montano, “Memory,” classic single, “She’s Royal,” and his EDM hit with Major Lazer and Ellie Goulding “Powerful” – “is no stranger to hits, as well as experimental sounds.
“’Like That,’ which is a fuse of dancehall and R&B flavor, has a groove, which will get females dancing and feeling beautiful at the same time,” Tomlinson said.
“Over the past few years, reggae and dancehall have been placed under scrutiny for the evolution of its sound for Tarrus,” she added. “We need to enjoy the music, enjoy the sounds, don’t get caught up with labels.”
Riley told Daily Beast: “Don’t watch the tempo, because I like doing new things.
“People are concerned with names, labels, trap, rap, hip-hop, dancehall,” he said. “I can’t bother with them things. I have always been doing different kinds of sounds, and I will continue.
“Music is going through a change right now,” Riley added. “People are blending and fusing. Everybody wants to call it a name, but I just call it good music.”
Tomlinson said “Like That” is another song highlighting Riley’s ability to “blend sounds and still keep his authenticity, while entertaining his wide demographic of fans.”
Currently set to headline Best of the Best Miami Music Fest 2021, “Riley is also gearing up for a few more releases later this year,” Tomlinson said.