Trinidad-born, St Vincentian singer, songwriter and producer Tuff Like Iron is planning to release her impending sophomore album, Ilemental, just as the globe commences to open its borders and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic that triggered the lockdown of tens of millions of men and women.
“Nature is still open for small business,” Tuff Like Iron mentioned. “We have to get back to dwelling yet again, and this album, Ilemental, is a way for us to affirm lifetime. It addresses really like, and the natural environment, and is a soundtrack for renewed lifetime and hope after the pandemic.”
The confirmed global death toll from the COVID-19 virus achieved at the very least 500,000 fatalities when, throughout the world, in excess of 8 million men and women have been contaminated by the virus, in accordance to Johns Hopkins University.
Tuff Like Iron is banking on the achievement of the album, a fusion of reggae, roots, hip hop, R&B and Afrobeats-influenced sounds, all infused with the artiste’s upbeat trademark character.
“This album features ten tracks, in addition a remix and skits. The to start with single launched is Ganja Army. We shot a quarantine video for the song. We did it with a cellphone, and we invited enthusiasts all in excess of the globe to submit films with marijuana vegetation, and with them using tobacco the herb, to incorporate in the video. The video is very professional-environmental,” the artiste, whose authentic identify is Kindele Aixe, mentioned.
The Ilemental effort and hard work, was launched on all digital music platforms through Sam Diggy Tunes on May well 28.
Tuff Like Iron is forever influenced by her Trinidadian heritage and a truly kaleidoscopic variety of lifetime lived concerning Kingston and Brooklyn – with a very little California sun in the combine. She manufactured her identify on the Brooklyn manner circuit, but a attractive convert of events triggered her to embrace music, which would shortly assert the spotlight.
She launched her to start with EP, 1986, for Jah Ova Evil Records in 2014, and her debut album, Ironic, was well acquired by reggae enthusiasts and distributed by Tuff Gong Global. She done at the Bob Marley birthday concert in Kingston in 2018.