Tommy Lee goes to church - Blasts some Christians
Having gained notoriety for his self-described 'Gothic Dancehall' style which has produced dark songs such as Uncle Demon, dancehall artiste Tommy Lee has turned to the church for a musical kick.
But this is no Damascus road. Tommy Lee has teamed up with Alexx Antaeus, owner of Opa Greek Restaurant on Hope Road in Kingston for the release of an EDM-style track, Angel.
In a music video which accompanies the track, Tommy Lee is seen as never before, unveiled and pleading in a church-like setting.
"Wicked people deh inna di church too," the gritty dancehall artist told THE STAR when asked about the character portrayed in the video.
"Some Christians ah wicked people," he added.
Tommy Lee was approached by dancehall and reggae industry entity Boomshots TV, that connected him with Antaeus, who was on a slow build-out of a decades long hiatus from music.
The decision to work with Antaeus was easy for Tommy Lee who told THE STAR that he has always listened to techno, EDM -type music.
The music video was filmed in "a Colonial-era church, with a pew where George Washington worshipped. It’s the oldest public building in continuous use in New York City, and it’s located across from the 9/11 attacks," Antaeus told THE STAR.
The song, Angel, includes the vocal talent of Steve Wilson, a member of Grammy nominated male classical quartet, the New York Polyphony.
The video was directed by Englishman Rick Elgood, whose credits include the movies Dancehall Queen and One Love
Wilson’s scenes where captured at Saint Paul’s Chapel in lower Manhattan.
The scenes with Tommy Lee were shot at Trident Castle in Portland. Though not in a church, the Spartan sees no issue with the holy association because anybody can "go pose up in a church."