Music of Monday, 27 July 2015
Ghanaian reggae artist Allinor releases his latest single, “Fun” just in
time for the summer. The title perfectly describes the song’s upbeat rhythm and positive message.
Produced by legendary guitarist Earl “Chinna” Smith , who’s known for his collaborations with Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Ziggy, Jimmy Cliff and many more, “Fun” brings back that timeless backyard tune with its uplifting lyrics and feel-good vibes.
According to Allinor, the song “questions the things we regard with value in our societies — living freely or conforming into what the masses deem as fit. It encourages and strengthens one’s desire to live in happiness within oneself and surroundings. We exhibit this way of living as children but begin to conform with age, and with time lose that part of us. So the goal of the song is to help rediscover that part of us.”
Other musicians behind this track include Errol Holt on bass, Robbie Lyn on keyboard, Kirk Bennet and Rashawn McAnuff on the drums, Dalton Browne on guitar, and Grammy Award winning engineer Stephen Stewart.
Allinor is a Ghanaian-born independent artist based in New York City. He made quite a name for himself in the underground reggae scene with his previous single, “ Journey Man .” Heavily influenced by his motherland as well as his deep roots in spiritual music, Allinor’s sound is a blend of reggae and western blues, creating a soul-stirring, mood setting style of melodic rhythms.
The rising artist has already headlined some of NYC’s most iconic venues including The Shrine and Pianos.
Listen to “Fun” below: