Alovera hopes to inspire
Reggae artiste Alovera says that tracks on his latest album, Spiritual Warfare, were done to motivate and inspire listeners who are going through personal challenges.
The artiste couldn't have envisioned, however, that the project would be a mantra for those coming out of a global pandemic, or even those facing exile and an impending war in countries like Poland, Russia and Ukraine. Singles like Crime and Violence resonate with not only persons facing violence in the garrisons of Jamaica, but also refugees forced to flee their homes to avoid bombings.
"Crime and violence is based on my own experience growing up in central Kingston in Jamaica. We saw a lot of harsh realities and brutality, but we remained positive and hopeful. This is what I want those persons going through their own challenges, or even global disorder, to continue to do; stay positive and hopeful," Alovera said.
The 10-track project was motivated by his desire to give reggae lovers a new body of work. Traditionally a crooner, his previous projects were Love Can Save The Day and Roots Radic Soldier; they were released in 2011 and 2018, respectively.
"I was pleasantly surprised to see persons from countries like Russia messaging me about my album and streaming the singles on the project. I know that I aim to make music that the world can enjoy, regardless of colour, class, culture or language; so it's great when the music is connecting with persons in these countries," Alovera explained