Sean Kingston sends love to Jamaica
International sensation Sean Kingston says he has not been to Jamaica in the "longest time" and that it will be the first place he travels to when the world is back to normal.
"I got a house there, so yuh dun know seh I have to come back. After all this dies down, I will be on the first flight back home," said the singer-songwriter in a recent interview with THE STAR. "Big up unuh self ah Jamaica, is one love. It's love for Jamaica all the while."
He named Ocho Rios and Kingston as two of the main places he is missing, the latter especially for the nightlife.
Sean Kingston said, "The parties ... there's so many parties in Kingston. I used to go all the time. Right before the corona, me and (Reggae Boy) Leon Bailey, who is one of my good friends, going to every party there was in Kingston."
Born in Florida, but growing up under the wings of his grandfather, reggae producer Lawrence 'Jack Ruby' Lindo, in Jamaica, the multi-platinum artiste and songwriter garnered the knowledge of the island's rich reggae and dancehall history, which he has used throughout his recording career.
BEAUTIFUL ALL ROUND
"Jamaica is forever going to be one of the dearest places out of the world, that's all I know; I was raised there. The culture, the essence, everything about the country is just beautiful; the people, the vibe, the food, everything. So I am definitely missing Jamaica and I can't wait to get back," the Take You There singer says.
Sean Kingston has been cooking up projects in the studio during an almost seven-year hiatus. Throughout the pandemic, he has been working to complete an album which he has titled Deliverance. He's already stirring the pot with the lead single, Darkest Times, featuring Chicago-based rapper G Herbo. The track was released last Friday.
"It's a feel-good record, and we're just going to keep feeding them new music after that," Sean Kingston said. Over the past decade, he has worked with various local artistes like Tommy Lee Sparta and Vybz Kartel, as well as international acts like Wiz Khalifa, Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj and Tory Lanez. He has also toured with Gwen Stefani and Beyonce as an opening act.
"So, we're not calling this a comeback, but a rebirth; and the new music will chronicle my growth and open a whole different chapter. It's going to be something the listeners least expect. There's even going to be something on there for my Jamaican supporters," he said of the album.