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Princeton Brown promotes latest single, eyes summer album

Published:Monday | February 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist
Princeton Brown

Princeton Brown's latest track, Be Your One, has been gaining tremendous reaction, according to words from his manager and dad, Dermoth 'Reverend' Brown.

"The song is well received, everyone loves it. Everywhere it is played, people gravitate to it," Brown told Entertainment Avenue.

"There was a warm welcome (last) Sunday - from the airport all the way home. People recognise him from the Jamaica song, so people just gravitate to him, so we stop and hand out copies. People just love it."

Be Your One, a follow-up to the singer's Jamaica, which was released in 2016, has been playing in Jamaica for over a month and is currently available for free downloads before it becomes available for sale on online music stores.

The musician, who holds a degree in physics and mathematics, plays on words as he constructed the lyrics to the song and mathematics has never sounded so good as he sings:

"So tell me what's the probability of us together in harmony

With anyone you could be

But if you choose me

Can I be your one, one, one

Could never be a two and share you

Don't like number three, three, three

Cause that's two too many for me

If I were a zero,

To you I'd mean nothing

You can count to infinity

And still there's no number I'd rather be

Can I be your one ..."

Princeton explained: "It's a love song about my past experiences really, relationships with girls. It's a play on words, a play on maths and physics because I have a degree in maths and physics so I use some concepts in the song, play on the maths and physics concepts with a romantic side with the song."

Be Your One is the first of two singles the singer plans to release leading up to the release of a new album in the summer, which is yet to be titled. The other single is Tour Guide, set for release in another month.

But the father-and-son team is not here from Minneapolis just to promote the single. They are also scouting to secure a location, preferably in their hometown of Runaway Bay, St Ann, to build a recording studio as they work towards establishing a base in reggae's homeland.

Additionally, the senior Brown is seeking to recruit young musicians to form a band to be Princeton's backing band for studio work and touring.

"We want Jamaica to be the main base of the business," he explained. "We want to keep pushing real drum and bass, real reggae music. We have nothing against the other style, but this is his (Princeton's) style because of the artistes that are gone before who he grew up listening to, some who gone even before he was born."