Kalia-Shea is ready Kalia-Shea is ready

Friday, November 24, 2017

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Newcomer Kalia-Shea is making her initial steps with All Di While — a self-written, one drop reggae track produced by Trevor “Skatta” Bonnick of the group Inner Circle and Donovan “Benji” Belnavis of Ruff Cut Band.

For the petite, outspoken 25-year-old, she brings an air of trendy eccentricity to the industry.

“People may look at me and want to put me in a box. Well, all I can say is, don't expect to see Kalia-Shea in only long skirts and dashikis. I may wear locks and follow Rastafarian traditions; however, I embrace my sexuality, but with class. I am here to remind other young black women that our skin colour is beautiful and more of us need to carry ourselves with respect and confidence because we are powerful beings,” Kalia-Shea stated.

The model turned singjay hails from the old capital Spanish Town, and is a firm believer in the benefits of cannabis.

“Almost all the songs I have written so far makes reference to hemp. I believe the plant is one of the best natural medicinal sources for mankind. It has been condemned for way too long and is very underused, and I am unapologetic about promoting its use through my music,” the entertainer shared.

The music video for All Di While has already been shot and the singer is excited as she produced and assisted with the direction of the visuals, which features Everaldo “Evie” Creary from the group No-Maddz as her love interest video.

“The video was shot in a fresh, natural mountain vibe in a log cabin with Kingston in the backdrop. I tried to keep the storyline relatable to the lyrics of the song. It shows a queen expressing her love for her king man. There is a super fun performance shot in the middle of the road in the hills and we added a fun dream sequence too, just to keep it as creative as possible,” she explained.

Kalia-Shea is working with other popular local producers to grow her musical catalogue and to position herself as an indomitable reggae act with a blend of pop and dancehall. Shea is already making waves and building connections in music. She is booked to perform on the annual Holiday Give Back stage show in St Elizabeth on Saturday, December 16 with Richie Spice, JahDore, Iyara and Dre Tosh.

All Di While is available online via major music streaming platforms.

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