Chuck Fenda gets good response to 'Concrete Jungle'
Having released his sixth studio album, 'Concrete Jungle', three weeks ago, reggae artiste Chuck Fenda is pleased with the response so far.
"The album is doing pretty well. This is its third week of release and the distributors have said that sales are steady. I plan to push the promotion more by shooting a video for Sticky Situation, the combination song I have with Sasha, because of the initial response from the public, disc jockeys and industry people," Chuck Fenda said.
Released on the Voiceful Records label, Concrete Jungle was released digitally last month by Zojak Worldwide. The singer says it is his most complete work to date. Jah Element, his previous album, was released in 2013.
"We just want to reach the people on a spiritual level with this album. That's why it is called Concrete Jungle - to reflect the struggles of the inner city," he said. "The album is stylistically different from my others in that it uses elements of lovers' rock, R&B, and even dancehall."
Concrete Jungle boasts high-profile collaborations with reggae singer Etana on That Place, and the Billboard-charting reggae singer Sasha on Sticky Situation.
"I have seen a phenomenal response to Sticky Situation because of the controversial nature of the song - a Christian girl falling in love with a Rastaman and inviting him to church, and him inviting her to Bobo Hill. The real story is that of unconditional love between two people, regardless of religious beliefs," said Chuck Fenda, whose real name is Leshorn Whitehead.
The album rocketed to the top five of the Reggae Vibes Top 50 Album Chart in Holland, debuting at number two.