Jamaican artist Reanno Gordon, better known as BUSY SIGNAL, is expected to drop a new reggae album in February.
His manager, Shane Brown, told the Jamaica Star: "Busy is doing a 100 per cent reggae album and Jamaican radio stations throw away reggae music. Collectively, we are in the studio working on this album and finishing Romain's (Romain Virgo) album too; both of which are due early next year."
Alongside Brown and BUSY SIGNAL the new record will feature musicians and producers such as DONOVAN GERMAIN, KIRKLEDOVE, Monty and Aeion Hoilett from C-SHARP BAND and KEVON WEBSTER.
"One of the biggest problems is that he has been booked to leave Jamaica every Friday for the rest of the year from the start of summer," Brown said.
BUSY SIGNAL has since performed across Europe and the Caribbean and is now lining up shows in Africa towards the end of the year.
Brown continued: "I don't expect much of Jamaica because most of Jamaican media don't support reggae music. It's a shame that we don't play reggae music and overseas support it 100 per cent. When local selectors go overseas they can't play like how they play in Jamaica, dem haffi drop in some Reggae. We throw away the roots so therefore the tree cannot grow.”
BUSY SIGNAL recently appeared on VP Records’ Reggae Gone Country album, where he covered a Kenny Rogers track “The Gambler”.
His most recent release “Those Days” saw him collaborate with reggae singer CHEVAUGHN.