London-native Jamaican singer Khalia and Roots Reggae crooner Dre Island have teamed up on new single Fires, a collaboration that no one knew they needed.
In the visuals for Camron Media, which debuted on Friday, November 26, the two showcase their musical chemistry from the McGregor Gully community center in Kingston, St. Andrew. With Island’s signature rastafarian-style raspy tones (which fans couldn’t help but compare to Bob Marley’s) mixed with Khalia’s honeyed tones, they relay the whole love song.
They take turns tune on the hook, “You set my soul on fire (I sing a melody to take me home), you are my only desire, you are my only desire, you spread like wildfire (music takes me to another area ), let Reggae music take you higher and higher and higher. “
In the single produced by Tony ‘CD’ Kelly and Lionel De La O, the lyrics describe the kind of love, tranquility and healing that Reggae music provides: “When the bass hits you, yeah you feel better. Bring in the right atmosphere, no more stress for you, just close your eye for a new horizon, life gets better by hearing this guitar. “
Manufacture for Fires Seemingly wrapped up this week, Khalia has since shared several social media posts of behind-the-scenes footage from the set. She thanked the team and the creative team, and included the McGregor Gully community, who, along with popular dancer Orville Hall of Dance Xpressionz, made cameos in the video.
“It’s a hell of a crime to collaborate with 2 great artists on a song like this, Dre looks so much like Bob Marley on this one, so did we just have a Bob and Rita Marley?” Khalia needs her industry dues more gratefully, she’s worked hard to give us great music, âsaid one fan.
Others said: “Big tune the riddim rocks, he deserves to be in the top 10, I love the song”, “This song is so crazy” and “OMG I LOVE IT!”
Hit play on the new visuals above.