Excellent Melody, a Jamaican-born, Cayman-raised reggae singer, is a man on a mission these days.
The 27-year-old’s latest single – More Love – recorded at Jah Beat Studio in Portland, Jamaica, is currently enjoying plenty of airplay on Vibe FM. He is also involved in a slew of projects designed to further his budding career as a cultural artist.
The electrician, who cites Berris Hammond, I-Wayne and Jah Cure as influences, is currently recording a CD at Hop Scotch Studio for release in the New Year and is tying up the pre-production work which will see him star in his own music video.
Last on stage as the opening act at the Sean Paul concert at the Lions Centre 18 months ago, Melody credits his recent absence from live performance as being down to trying to raise his profile as a singer with a future.
Such efforts involve working with Cayman’s own KJam Productions, which he may be signing up with, and voicing a riddim – out December – which also contains Bounty Killa, Sizzler and Vibe Cartel vocals. Excellent Melody is also due to visit Trinidad shortly, he says, to talk about brokering a distribution deal. ‘I’m trying to get all the pieces of the puzzle together to go forward,’ he remarked.
The singer, who has been a musician for six years, says the main thrust of his music is to reach the youth.
‘My music carries a positive message and is all about trying to reach youth to make a better tomorrow,’ he said.
Studio projects aside, he says his next public airing will probably be in the music video for his current single, to be produced by Real Flex TV, out of Linsted, Jamaica shortly.