IRIE™ Magazine | RESPECT - Jah9


Note to Self

Photography by: Christina Nwabugo

Regal and radiant, Jah9 delves into an introspective sonic journey that enlightens its listeners along the way. ‘Note to Self’ is her third studio album due for release on March 13, 2020, on VP Records. As one of the leading forces in ontemporary Jamaican music, the multi-talented artist and yogi blends her signature ‘jazz on dub’ with reggae, soul and afrobeat funk into a rich warm concoction that celebrates self-care and love through Jah9’s lens of clarity and strength. Following her previous albums New Name (2013) and 9 (2016), the 15 track release is co-produced entirely by Jah9 featuring Jamaica’s top producers and musicians, including Clive Hunt (Chaka Khan, Stevie Wonder, Peter Tosh, Maxi Priest), Jeremy Harding (Sean Paul), Romario ‘Runkus’ Bennett, Iotosh Pyser and Romaine Arnett for Zinc Fence Records. Building a foundation for each of Jah9’s projects, Chris Chin, CEO of VP Records says, “We’ve been fortunate to play a part in the development of such a unique and gifted artist.” “With Note To Self she really brings a new level of artistry to reggae,” adds the record label executive.

Highly (Get To Me)

IRIE™ | Jah9 - Highly (Get To Me)

Release Date: February 14, 2020
Label: VP Records
Copyright: 2020 VP Music Group, Inc
Total Length: 3:43
Total Tracks: 1
Format: Single
Genre: Reggae

The album contains her previously released hits ‘Heaven (Ready Fi Di Feeling)’, ‘Feel Good’, ‘Field Trip’ and more recently ‘Ma’at (Each Man)’. Ripe with collaborations, Note To Self will feature fellow ‘reggae revival’ icon Chronixx on the title track ‘Note To Self (Okay)’, spoken word lyricist Akala on ‘New Race (A Way)’, Virgin Islands’ reggae artist Pressure Busspipe on ‘You And I’, plus Jamaica’s esteemed soulful singer Tarrus Riley on ‘Ready To Play’. Upon the release of ‘Note To Self’, Jah9 will unveil a breathtaking short documentary carrying the same title that combines the album’s core themes into a series of visual tales that connect at the root. Jah9’s newest single ‘Highly’ is a thought-provoking track which asks all listeners to understand what ‘love’ is.

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