“Promises” by Joss Jaffe features Grammy award winning Jamaican reggae singer Mykal Rose, formerly of Black Uhuru. Joss’ last album charted at #3 on the Bilboard New Age Chart.
“Promises” speaks to the ever-divisive political climate in the United States, with a message universal enough to be relevant to political struggles world wide, with lyrics like, “Leaders of the world, get them out. Old time pharaoh, your time has run out. King and tyrant your reign has come to an end. Your false promise can’t ever touch us again.”
With a catchy and infectious reggae beat, “Promises” is poised to be a viral sensation, uplifting immune systems with every spin.
The release of this track is true triumph over adversity. Hard drives holding the song were nearly destroyed in the Santa Cruz Complex fire, which burned around producer Tim Donlou’s property, narrowly missing his home. The trauma and difficulty of the 6-week evacuation nearly derailed the release.
The release will be accompanied by an animated music video by Los Angeles-based animator, Elyse Filigheri.
The cover art is by acclaimed California surf artist Drew Brophy, best known for the original Sublime album covers.