Krysie looking forward to 'Tomorrow'
There are few artistes who can switch seamlessly among the genres of dancehall, R&B, and reggae with equal panache and skill, and Kingston-based dancehall artiste Krysie is one of those special artistes.
The singjay is getting a buzz with her latest release, Tomorrow, on the Warrior Musick label. The song, which is now available for pre-release on iTunes and other downloadable platforms, will be officially released on November 10.
"People love it. They are responding to it. Disc jockeys have begun to rotate it, and the mixtape deejays love it, and it is on quite a number of the mix tapes for the Christmas season," a bubbly Krysie said.
"This song is the real deal. The theme is that the youth are the future, so that's why we had a special scene in video with lots of children. Tomorrow is an inspirational song that lets people know that no matter what they are going through now, you have to push on and do it. Just do it. Only action can make a better tomorrow. We don't support the beggy-beggy culture. We nuh want that. People should go work, find something do," she said.
Krysie is energetic, and anyone who meets her is automatically drawn to her. Her bubbly personality is one of the reasons that she has already landed multiple collaborations with dancehall superstar Busy Signal.
"We have done multicollabs together. I love his drive and his songwriting ability. There is just something about my personality and my energy. The first night we met, he featured me on a song called Fyah, and we have been friends since," the artiste, who was born Crystal Robinson, said.
A former student of Clan Carthy High School, Krysie entered the Tastee's Talent Search Competition in 2004, where she placed third and won a best-dressed prize. Five years later, she entered the Digicel Rising Stars competition, where she made it to the top 10 before she was eventually eliminated.
"Being seen on the TV during Rising Stars turned me into a star in my community. I was a judge's pick, Anthony Miller's pick in fact, me and another performer, Winston, We were Krysie and Winston. We dropped out in the top seven," she said.
Currently, Krysie is signed to popular producer Dameon Gayle's Warriors Musick Productions, and her only aim is to produce high-quality music and grow as a professional. Other than her quirky fashion sense and charming personality, one of Krysie's strong points is her ability to write her own songs.