Extra Strength releases new single ‘Watch Me Now’

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.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer


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Singer Anthony Mayler releases EP ‘Simply Loving U’ and single ‘True Love’

The singer and songwriter known as Anthony Mayler has released his latest EP album, “Simply Loving U,” and an official single, “True Love.” The EP contains five original tracks for an approximate total listening time of 20 minutes. Both have been proudly published on the Mind Music Production independent record label. Graced with smooth grooves and a cosmopolitan style built firmly on the roots music tradition, “Simply Loving U” and “True Love” prove Anthony Mayler to be one of the most intriguing names in roots for 2017.

Jamaica’s Anthony Mayler has cited as main artistic influences Wayne “Sleng Teng” Smith, Ed Robinson, Randy Crawford, Marcia Griffiths, Cynthia Schloss, Pam Hall, Denise Williams, Skeeter Davis, and Johnny Gill.

His own sound is a mix of old-school reggae with rhythm-n-blues mellowness crafted in the spirit of soul. Fans of reggae, rhythm-and-blues and traditional roots music will find much to appreciate in Mayler’s smooth, affirming vocals and minimalist instrumentation. Guitar and bass recall those of the Wailers, while the brass employed is reminiscent of Toots and the Maytals. It’s easy to tell from the cover art that these new Anthony Mayler releases have romantic themes, but their heartwarming sound will appeal to anyone.

Asked to comment on his artistic aims, Mayler writes, “Music is the great comforter for the Body, Mind, and Soul. Music can heal any ills of the human psyche.”

Regarding his new EP, “Simply Loving U,” and “True Love” single, he says, “Love conquers all obstacles. Love binds us together … Place joy and happiness on your bucket list and remember that God’s love and tender mercies will guide you through all your life’s experiences.”

Anthony Mayler’s current official bio says that he “wants his fans to be resilient, to be able to bounce back from obstacles or disappointments. They must be able to enjoy life no matter what they’ve been dealt.” It also notes that “Anthony sings because he is happy and he sings because he is free,” and ends with a blessing for his fans: “May the joy and happiness of his music console you and keep you well.”

Mayler has performed with a broad variety of popular artists, such as Gyptian, Ed Robinson, Courtney Melody, Michael Palmer, Tristan Palmer, Jah Mason, Chronicle, UU Maddo to name a few. His recent live shows include international appearances such as Tanya Mulling’s Walk of Fame in Canada, the Tony Cobb Show in the USA, and the Prospect Park Community Show in the USA.

Mayler’s music has been described as “especially created to foster love and relationships. It tells the story of how failures and disappointments can be instrumental in shaping the character and the personality of the individual. His music will accentuate the spirituality of individuals and bind them with the commonality of one cultural experience.”

The “Simply Loving U” EP and “True Love” single from Mind Music Production records are available online worldwide from over 700 quality digital music retailers beginning 28 January 2016.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer


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