Curvy Diva lands collab with Ky-Mani Marley
Popular host and media personality-turned-artiste Yanique 'Curvy Diva' Barrett has teamed up with Grammy-winning artiste Ky-mani Marley for her second single.
The new single, Turn Your Lights Down Low, is a slow, seductive, neo-reggae rendition of the popular Bob Marley track.
According to the Curvy Diva's team, Marley's son reached out to her and expressed an interest in working with her after he heard the song's rhythm, produced by TJ Records.
"Ky-mani and I have done work before including a collaboration with Vybz Kartel called Cool and Deadly," said Linton 'TJ' White of TJ Records. "We also have a few more soon-to-be released singles. When he heard this particular rhythm, though, he wrote and titled the single and also requested Yanique as the female on the track, so I reached out to her to make it happen."
The Curvy Diva was also extremely excited to to work with the internationally acclaimed artiste for her first collaboration.
"Working with Ky-mani was awesome!" she said. " I'm glad I was given the opportunity to do a collaboration with the son of a legend, to really deliver such a hot song. I'm happy about it."
Yanique transitioned from host and TV personality earlier this year when she recorded Lifestyle for popular label Good Good Production on the Money Mix rhythm.
Since then, she has revealed that she has had increased interest from artistes and producers to do additional projects.
However, Yanique said that she would be very strategic with the choices she makes as she wants to deliver quality music that comes from the heart.
"Good-quality music is what is important to me, and working with Ky-mani Marley and TJ Records with Turn Your Lights Down Low was a good production, and I know this good music will get where it needs to go," she said.
The single premiered earlier this week and will be followed up with a music video said to be released during the summer.
The track is distributed by Zojak Worldwide and will be available for purchase on digital platforms later this month.
The Curvy Diva, who recently returned from an appearance in St Kitts, is putting the final touches on her Caribbean Club tour, which gets under way in Grand Cayman in August.