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If you’re still looking for a melodic and calming jumpstart to your summer, Chronixx’s latest release might just help. It’s been years since the Jamaican artist released a project, but recently, in a discussion with Billboard, Jamar McNaughton announced that his debut album, Chronology, will drop on June 30th. To ease his fans’ anticipation, he has so far dropped the singles “Majesty” and “Likes.” The release of “Skankin’ Sweet” thus marks the third release since January.
With the excitement of putting out multiple singles, and the fact that his debut album is right around the corner, Chronixx sat down to discuss the 16-track project with Billboard. In the interview at the artist’s Manhattan hotel, he stated:
“I call Chronology my first album because I love albums; Chronology shows my appreciation for a great body of work by creating, hopefully, what feels like a great body of work,” offers Chronixx, who produced or co-produced the bulk of Chronology’s 16 tracks.”
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You can listen to “Skankin’ Sweet” above.
The song opens with a powerful, melodic reggae vibe which is strengthened by the assistance of a guitar. Following its soulful introduction, Chronixx steps in with a certain message for the track. The message urges its listeners to acknowledge that pain and troubles do exist, but love, melody, and harmony do as well. For instance, the song’s ultimate encouragement of spiritual perseverance and internal balance is reinforced by the following Chronixx lyrics:
“For every pain, there’s a melody/For every trouble, there’s a harmony/That brings everything together.”
With regard to the upcoming album’s overall sound, Chronixx has gone to incredible lengths to ensure that Chronology is relatable to various audiences and regions. For instance, he recored in studios in Brooklyn, Chicago, London, and Kingston. Additionally, a great number of Chronology’s tracks were mixed at Circle House Studios in Miami and at Manhattan Center in New York City. “A mixture of talent and facilities took me to these various places to create a sound that can sonically cross more borders,” stated Chronixx. In the same Billboard interview, the artist stated, “We are all influenced by different sounds, some people would rather hide it, and untruthfully stick to one thing, but for me it is all about connecting the dots.” Therefore, it seems that Chronixx is set on more than simply putting out music. He wants to create a multifaceted and universal sound that can impact and uplift many.
The forthcoming album will contain 16 tracks. You can check out the track list below.