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Atlanta-based reggae artiste-producer Anthony Malvo is ‘matured’, the theme and name of his latest album, which celebrates his 40 years in the music industry.
“This album was a labour of love, made from scratch. All the instruments are live. I wrote songs, got co-writers … making the album was just a relaxed vibe, as it was made during COVID-19 times, and is full of experience, grit, and the love of reggae music … one of my greatest albums,” the artiste said.
Three songs from Matured – Give Thanks, Jah is my Light and Everything – were previously released. Production on the project started in 2020, during the emergence of the pandemic, but the songs tackle themes such as love, loyalty and spirituality. Anthony Malvo worked with several producers, including Delly Ranx, Ed Robinson and Tony English, on the project.
The album surged to the #1 spot on the Jamaica Music Countdown chart and is also bubbling on the South Florida reggae charts. Anthony Malvo is hoping that standout songs like a cover version of country singer Brett Young’s In Case You Didn’t Know, Who Mi Fi Trust, and Hurry can connect with a new generation of fans.
“I am doing a video for the cover version of In Case You Didn’t Know very soon in the United States. I have learned a lot, been through a lot, I am very matured in the music business right now,” Anthony Malvo said. The veteran singer also stressed the importance of reaching a new generation of fans.
Hailing from August Town in St Andrew, Anthony Malvo began to cut his teeth on sound systems in 1979 in Papine. He then began to record in 1985 for producer Edgar White from the Parish label.
He scored a massive hit in 1989 with Come Back to Me, a collaboration with Tiger on the Techniques label. He has produced several huge dancehall hits with his friend, Anthony Red Rose.
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