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Major Lazer's Walshy Fire teams up with Kelissa, Keznamdi

Published:Thursday | January 22, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Shereita Grizzle, Gleaner Writer

Brother-and-sister reggae acts Keznamdi and Kelissa are Walshy Fire's latest music project.

The sibling acts recently released their single, Live For Today, produced by the talented member of the duo Major Lazer, and already, the song is expected to do big things.

In an interview with The Gleaner, Keznamdi said though the song wasn't planned, he expects it to do really well. The reggae singer said he and his sister have a strong musical connection and the song came naturally.

"When you have a sibling that shares the same musical space, it is always natural, because we know each other," he said. "Like our first single together, Live For Today, wasn't planned, we were just in the studio vibing and it just came out like that - completely natural".

With that said, Keznamdi believes the song has the ability to do great things in 2015.

"The song has limitless possibilities. When you do a song with emotion and a sense of realness, people can relate to it, and that's what will make it go a far way," he said. "When you listen to the song, you will see that we put our hearts and souls into it and you will understand how much music means to us."

Referring to Walshy Fire as a great inspiration, Keznamdi said working with the producer came as natural as working with his sister.

"Working with him never felt forced," he told The Gleaner. "He is a positive youth, very talented and good at connecting people."

Live For Today is Walshy Fire's first official reggae release for 2015 and was produced by himself and Soundponics. The latter, a Virgin Islands-based organisation, has done work with several international artistes, including Snoop Lion and David Banner.

A special live presentation of the single will take place at Keznamdi Live this Saturday at Skyline Levels Reggae Café in Kingston. The event is scheduled to start at 9 p.m. and admission is $1,000 at the gate.

"Come out expecting conscious music at this soulful event and get the chance to see us, Kelissa and me, perform the song live for the first time," said Keznamdi.

shereita.grizzle@gleanerjm.com