The Grammy-award reggae singer dropped his 13-track project including collaborations with Bounty Killer, Jahmiel & Bugle: "I wrote these songs according to my life experiences"
'I Give You Love' cover art
Grammy-award reggae singer Mykal Rose released his latest album, 'I Give You Love', on Friday, September 15.
The 13-track album, which Donsome Records LLC produces, features intriguing collaborations with Dancehall legend Bounty Killer for 'Steppin Like a Murderer', 'When Dem Ago Let We Go' featuring Jahmiel and also 'I Give You Love' with Bugle. Some other tracks on the album include 'This World', 'World Crisis' and 'Babylon Burning'.
“I wrote these songs according to my life experiences and surrounded them with music. There are several themes explored on the album including humanity and the struggles that people go through in today’s world, the high cost of living, social injustice, the senseless killings and matters of the heart,” said Rose.
“Out of all the producers I’ve worked with, the only one that comes closest to Sly and Robbie is Donsome. His knowledge of the music is very impressive, and he is in tune with today's sound,” Rose praised the producer Adrian Hanson of Donsome Records.
"Bugle and I have been working over the years so I told him I would like for him to be featured on the song with Mykal, and the next is history. Jahmiel and I were in St. Vincent, we were at breakfast, and I told him about the Mykal Rose album and the song. I sent him the track that was already cut and in less than a week he sent me his vocals. 'Steppin Like a Murderer' has been recorded from 2021. Mykal and I decided that we would like to have Bounty Killer on it. Mykal linked Bounty and Bounty sent his vocals,” shared Hanson.
Mykal Rose is best known for his solo work as well as his tenure with the Grammy-winning reggae outfit Black Uhuru. He sang lead on songs from the group’s 1984 album Anthem, which won the very first Grammy for Best Reggae Album.
In 1995, Shabba Ranks invited Roze to sing on a remake of Shine Eye Gal, which peaked at number 46 on the UK Singles chart.
Rose connected to a younger generation in 2007, when he recorded the song 'Shoot Out' for producer Lloyd ‘John John’ James. The song topped charts locally and has a remix version with Damian 'Junior Gong' Marley.