The songwriter and producer of reggae and roots music known as Extra Strength has released his latest official single, “Watch Me Now.” It has been concurrently released with an official music video (link provided below). The single has been proudly published as an independent release without the involvement of the corporate music industry on the Long Time Running Records record label. Fun, endlessly danceable and instantly addictive, “Watch Me Now” showcases Extra Strength as one of the most intriguing reggae and roots music artists of the year so far and promises that he has plenty more where that came from.
Extra Strength cites as main artistic influences the Rastafari movement, Bob Marley, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. and crew, Hank Williams, the Beatles, and Motown. Extra Strength’s own sound is founded on the reggae, roots and dancehall traditions, taking elements from each of these and adding something fresh and unique for a result unlike anything today’s reggae fans have heard before. With an emphasis on deep grooves, uplifting melodies and lyrics based on the true Rastafari spirit, “Watch Me Now” by Extra Strength has a little something for everybody.
Asked to describe the overall meaning of “Watch Me Now,” Extra Strength writes, “’Watch Me Now’ is about all those people like myself who had lost everything through oppression and the jealousy and envy of a few people, people who can’t stand to see a rasta make it, or own anything, especially talent or self. After losing everything, it was me and Jah and it was beautiful. It was wonderful to see Jah in everything.”
“Watch Me Now” is the just latest official release from Extra Strength in his constantly growing repertoire which includes such popular drops as his “Jah Works” album and “Jah Love” acoustic album (both 2012), “Lucky Star #6” (2007), “God Is So Good” (1996), and “Can We All Get Along” (1992).
Speaking of his start in music, Extra Strength writes, “Music was apart of my family history. My father gave me an acoustic guitar – I ended up with a college degree in music and performance.”
A veteran of the stage and reggae scene, Extra Strength has been writing and playing his original songs since 1981.
“Watch Me Now” by Extra Strength on the Long Time Running Records label is available from over 600 quality digital music stores online worldwide now. Get in early, reggae and roots music fans.
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