Zally to release new EP
US-based dancehall/reggae act Zally is preparing to release his EP titled 'Call on Jah' on February 1.
"It's a breath of fresh air and I do hope it will get across to the fans. Each song has an inspirational message that I hope will resonate well with the listeners. We need to oppose the negative principles that are oftentimes promoted by society," he said.
In addition to the title track are songs like Mother Of The Earth and Mama Na Fi Cry.
The Rastafarian singjay said that he wants to leave a positive impact on the world and wants the lyrics be fresh in the minds of listeners 50 years from now.
"The tracks are all banging, and this shows that dancehall doesn't have to be lewd but can leave persons with a pleasant taste in their mouth," said Zally.
Call on Jah features production works from Grab Dem Records and is executive produced by C Hawks recording label.
Zally, whose given name is Albato Watt, hails from Papine in St Andrew, but migrated to Florida in the US in the early 1990s.
He said that his interest in music began after he heard the music of Charlie Chaplin, Major Mackerel, Papa San, and Capleton.
"As a teenager growing up in Papine, I used to hang around several different sound systems in the neighbourhood and vibe with the best of the best. During that era, there was no violence or animosity among artistes or musicians. You could go to almost any session anywhere, get on the mic, and rock the place," he said.
Shortly after entering the US, Zally began performing at several reggae concerts, including the Bob Marley Festival in 1997 and His Imperial Majesty's coronation concert at the House of Blues in Hollywood.