Raging Fyah debuts at #2 on Billboard
Fast-rising reggae band, Raging Fyah, is already reaping success from its most recent album, 'Everlasting', released late last month and debuted at number two on the Billboard Reggae Album Chart.
This is the first time the band's work has made it on to the charts. Their previous albums, Judgement Day and Destiny, failed to chart.
Released May 27 by Dub Rockers, a VP Records subsidiary, the 13-track set includes singles such as Justice, Dash Wata, Ready For Love, Humble, Raggamuffin, Live Your Life and Would You Love Me.
The project also includes collaborations from the likes of Jesse Royal, Busy Signal and international act, J Boog.
In a release sent to THE WEEKEND STAR, the band's bassist, Delroy 'Pele' Hamilton, said completing the project without loosing the essence of who they are, as entertainers, was their biggest challenge. "Working on this album was very exciting but challenging," he said.
"We wanted to stay within the context of who Raging Fyah is, but we never want to box ourselves in either.
Being free-spirited, as musicians, we spend many hours jamming all kinds of music when we rehearse so we said why not use some of what we feel naturally on our record."
In a post made to the band's Facebook page on Wednesday, Raging Fyah said they were humbled by the achievement and took the opportunity to thank all who contributed to the project.
"We are humbled to hear that our album Everlasting debut on the billboard chart at #2. We want to thank VP Records, Ineffable Music Group, @lukesmorganmh @riffraffkeys for all of their hard work for making this a reality. Thanks to J Boog, Busy Signal Jesse Royal for your contribution to this album."
Produced by the experienced Llamar 'Riff Raff' Brown, Everlasting represents the lasting effect the band's music will have on those who hear it as well as the relationship the band has established with the producer.
"We had the choice to work with any producer we wanted, locally or internationally, and we chose Llamar," the band's keyboardist, Demar 'Keysie' Gayle explained.
"We have learned so much from him. The way he helped to shape our sound is an everlasting lesson." The album was recorded live at the legendary Tuff Gong studio in Kingston.