Shac banks on 'Timing'

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Friday, July 20, 2018

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FIVE years after making the Top 5 in Magnum Kings and Queens of Dancehall competition, singer Shac released his sophomore album Timing is Everything.

The nine-track album was released by One Hundred Degree Records/Rural Area on July 1.

Shac spoke to Jamaica Observer's weekly Splash magazine about the inspiration for the project.

“Well, basically I was just trying to capture the essence of everyday struggles and things happening around us. Just like all my other music. Life itself is my biggest inspiration,” he said. “I tried to capture a range of topics on the album from love, encouraging women to embrace their natural beauty, to giving hope to the hopeless that there is a better tomorrow regardless of the struggles of their current situation.”

According to the singer, work on the album began in February and he ensured the product was on point before releasing it to the public.

“I could have finished much sooner, but I took my time to ensure that everything was up to my standards, just like the title of the album, Timing Is Everything. I wanted to ensure that every song on it made sense and corresponded with the title,” he said.

The tracks on the set are: Board House; Overcome; Girl You Make My Day; Roll; Natural; Court Case; Settle Down; Way Out; and Party Nice, featuring Rural.

Shac (given name Amos Harris) is from Toll Gate in Clarendon. He spoke of his growth since entering the televised Magnum Kings and Queens of the Dancehall competition.

“I have grown tremendously. Back in 2013 when I was on Magnum, I was young, just turned 18 at the time. I really didn't understand much about the business side of music, the recording process, the work ethic, the dedication, the highs and lows of the whole industry. But now I can proudly say that I have come a long way and have learnt a lot over the years. Now I know the key elements needed to be successful in the music industry,” he added.

His first album, Elevated, was released in 2016.

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