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New 'Generation' single from UK Reggae star

Published:Thursday | March 19, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Contributed UK artiste, Gappy Ranks

United Kingdom (UK) reggae star Gappy Ranks recently released his new Generation single, on iTunes, Amazon and eMusic.

Produced by Kemar 'Flava' McGregor, the single - a rich, soul stampede of jazz-flavoured toasting - reflects the fire of Gappy Ranks' creative personality. He crafts his melodies and lyrics in the moment, creating a self-perpetuating avalanche of energy that captivates audiences with heartfelt emotion and blistering vocal chops.

"I don't plan or write my lyrics," said Gappy Ranks. "Depending on how I feel that day, I will determine what kind of song I will make. I also unite music and lyrics in an ongoing conversation in which melody and topic are formed. That's the great thing about music; it has no boundaries to the ear or the mind."

Gappy's single will also appear on his upcoming eight-song EP, titled Generation, which features performances from Marcia Griffiths, Barrington Levy and the late Sugar Minott. The EP is scheduled for release Tuesday, April 14, on iTunes, Amazon, and eMusic.

Born Jacob Lee Williams in the Harlesden section of London, Gappy Ranks has recorded three critically acclaimed reggae albums, and has been a continuous fixture on reggae tours and festivals in Europe, Canada, Australia, Asia, and the Caribbean. He was nominated for Best Reggae Act at the 2010 MOBO Awards in connection with his debut album, Put the Stereo On. He won the award for Best Song at the 2005 Silk Awards in London for his hit single, Little Understanding.