Rising reggae star Mortimer returns today with a new single, “Lightning,” released via a partnership between top producer Winta James’s Overstand Entertainment and progressive reggae powerhouse label Easy Star Records. Fans can stream, download, or add the single at https://lightning.mortimerofficial.com.
“Lightning” is a classic down-tempo reggae love song with a modern update. With a sparse rhythm section featuring a live Hammond organ and rhythm guitar, joined later by live steel guitar, horns, and synthesizers, which build to a passionate crescendo. A love song for the ages, Mortimer sings his way straight into hearts with his romantic, heart-felt lyrics.
Mortimer’s last single for Overstand/Easy Star was the propulsive “Careful,” which came out in October 2018, and was lauded as a “big, heavy tune” by BBC radio personality David Rodigan and selected by Apple Music editors as one of the “Best of 2018” in the genre.
Mortimer is also well-known for his collaborations with Protoje, including a featured spot on the song “Truths & Rights” from the GRAMMY-nominated album A Matter Of Time.