Dancehall celebrity Patra released a new reggae single titled Don't Leave Me Lonely, for pre-order on iTunes at the end of August. The official release date for the single was yesterday.
The new single - a cuddlesome after-hours romance fantasy - features Patra's first collaboration with acclaimed reggae producer Kemar 'Flava' McGregor, combining aphrodisiac sensuality with a pop-reggae production sound.
"The concept of this song is all about love and as a woman you have to demand what you need in the bedroom and anywhere else," said Patra.
"This song is written to create tender vibes to lovemaking, so it's an irie thing."
For Patra, the recipe for sensual reggae is quite straightforward - a high-quality musical track with a deep, sexy bass groove, which inspires Patra to conjure her honest affinities for romance into lyrical and melodic offerings for loving couples.
"I want my fans to relax and enjoy what I have to offer, which is good music, and Don't Leave Me Lonely puts them right in that mood," said Patra.
"For me, sexiness is a habit! And how I feel inside - that's how I express my love. Reggae music is the most powerful music in the world, so with the right bass line and the right flow, it's bound to be a turn-on for anyone."
Born Dorothy Smith in Jamaica, Patra is a world-famous reggae icon with a string of crossover dancehall hits. Her singles have secured 15 Billboard chart appearances during her career, including her first number-one single, Worker Man, which topped the Billboard Dance Chart in 1994. Her other hits include Billboard R&B top-40 singles, Romantic Call, Pull up to My Bumper and Scent of Attraction.
Her first two albums, Queen of the Pack, and Scent of Attraction, both reached number one on the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart in 1993 and 1995 respectively. Scent of Attraction also reached number 28 on the Billboard R&B/Hip Hop Albums Chart in 1995.