Shereita Grizzle, Gleaner Writer
With just a month since the premiere of his latest single, Rosie, veteran reggae superstar Barrington Levy is ready to release the accompanying music video.
The song was officially released on January 1, via IRIE FM, on the Black Roses Entertainment label.
Levy said the song has been receiving tremendous airplay locally and is doing well on local and international reggae charts.
The video, directed by Allison McLean and Team Roses, is set to follow the song's storyline, which not only depicts the joy of finding romance, but also its protagonist's rules for his love interest.
The video is set to be launched worldwide on March 20 with an exclusive launch party to follow in the evening.
The event is to be held at the South Beach Café, St Andrew, from 6 to 9 p.m.
"It will be an exclusive listening party only, open to the media, because it is not an album launch or anything, and I want it to be intimate," Levy said.
The artiste has guaranteed a night of good fun and clean entertainment.
Although not certain of the date, Levy plans to release his recently completed acoustic album later this year. He is also scheduled to leave the island in April for a monthlong promotional tour for his new single in Europe.
Last year, Levy released his first single in 15 years, a collaboration which features dancehall artiste Mr Vegas. He says though he is open to doing more collaborations, none are in the works anytime soon.
TRIES TO BE DIFFERENT
"I am not doing any collaboration right now because I don't do music like other people. I always try to be different and, right now, my focus is this new single and the video release."
Levy has been a household name in reggae since his emergence in the 1980s. The Shine Eye Girl singer released four albums between 1979 and 1980, the first being Bounty Hunter, which was followed by Englishman shortly after.
His most recognised collaboration is the 1998 hit, Living Dangerously, featuring dancehall artiste Bounty Killer. His last album, a compilation of old hits, Teach The Youth, was released in 2008 and peaked at No. 10 on the Billboard Reggae Album Chart.