Sizzla shows evolution on new album
Legendary Jamaican reggae artiste Sizzla is scheduled to release a new album, titled 'I'm Yours', on August 11. The album is produced by in-demand producer Jon FX.
Jon FX, who has worked with numerous artistes over the years, lent his production skills to what has been described as one of Sizzla's best works to date.
"I have done many songs with Sizzla, and this album is considered a summary of what Sizzla has done and where he has been. Pertaining to sound, it's amazing to see how he has evolved over the years from the standard one-drop all the way to Afro beat, and that's an amazing thing," Jon FX said.
The 11-track set features collaborations with Ghanaian recording artistes Stonebwoy (winner of several awards, including the BET Award for Best African Artiste) and Mz Vee, another award winner.
"I received vocals from Sizzla each week, and I would get rid of the rhythms and created brand new beats for every single one of them. Every track is tailor-made to the vocals," Jon FX said.
"The album is delivering the original Sizzla sound and his newly crafted sound which gave him a new fan base. It's a combination of both. Getting the African artistes involved was made possible by Alpha Phi Music, which is a subsidiary and partner of FX Music Group'.
Jon FX has been working with Sizzla for several years, and he said their collaborations have proven to be fruitful.
"I've been working with Sizzla since the days of Caveman Studios in the '90s, while I was in high school. Being an in-house engineer, I connected with many artistes even before they became famous."
I'm Yours is currently on pre-order via iTunes and Amazon. It will be available to all digitally and physically worldwide on August 11.
Tracks on the album include Incomplete, Experience, Fair Chance, Model, and My Girl.