It’s not easy to bring a vibe of pure spring to a grey-ish September day but Martei Korley‘s “Concrete Flower” a dweet. The fact that its singer/composer is a friend and colleague just makes the vibes that much more genuine. Listen below if you don’t believe me and get the full story via LargeUp (and then once you’re hooked get some more King Korley tunes via this Ghetto Palms blend).
Quiet as its kept, all of us here at LargeUp do plenty of other things besides bringing you the latest in Caribbean music, styles and culture. Our esteemed creative director and chief photographer Martei Korley happens to be a talented singer who, when he’s not shooting Beres album covers or taking flicks for Rolling Stone, records with some of Jamaica’s top musicians and producers. One of them being guitarist/producer Mitchum (Khan) Chin of Firehouse Crew and Black Chiney, the guy behind some the best one-drop tunes of the past few years, from Beres to Luciano, and John Legend and Estelle’s “No Other Love,” (which he co-wrote and produced with partner Supa Dups). -Jesse Serwer
Stream “Concrete Flower” below, and buy here on iTunes.