Out now is the delightful debut EP from Jazzy Lei called “Satya.” A sanskrit word for “The Truth,” the beautiful singer, songwriter and musician who hails from France, upholds every bit of it on her new Reggae effort. In fact, trans 6 mind blowing tracks, the chanteuse croons her truths, complete with messages of positivity, enlightenment, social consciousness and reflection.
Stunning vocals adorn powerhouse riddims, infused with elements of dub, soul and world music on “Satya.” The musically magical EP was co-produced by Jazzy Lei and Jamaican artist and producer Roe Summerz, who she connected with via the legendary Edley Shine.
With the lead single “Nineveh,” Jazzy Lei generated quite the buzz ahead of the EP’s release. In the heartfelt single, the talent channels the story of Jonah defying God’s command to prophesy to the ancient city of “Nineveh” for their wickedness and instead fleeing — only to be saved and forgiven by God to be called back to “Nineveh” again.
In the hook, she croons, “We can’t run away from ourselves.” Jazzy Lei explains, “Ultimately, just like Jonah, we can do whatever we like, try to flee, try not to look at ourselves in the mirror, filling our time with all sort of hobbies and entertainment, but we’re just loosing time because our destiny is our destiny and we must be God’s tool at any cost.”
The balance of songs on “Satya” are equally powerful, invoking us to look within and take steps to recognize our power and purpose in this journey called life. Impactful messages over signature Reggae grooves provide the ideal pandemic playlist.
It’s safe to say that absolutely every track on this stellar effort is a banger, literally! While “Bang Bang” may have you ready for a revolution, improvising lick shots inna the air, “Burning” and “Break Free” will move you to spread your wings and soar! “Satya” will take you away unapologetically. Whether it’s Jazzy Lei’s amazing vocals, guitar riffs, incredible productions or inspirational lyrics, “Satya” will leave an indelible mark on Reggae music.
Jazzy Lei’s love of music manifested during childhood as a resident choir singer, soloist and musician. With a craft and musical passion impressively evolving over the years, by 2007, the France native joined the Creole Hip Hop group “Sked Skwad,” where she was officially crowned Jazzy Lei. The amazing artist’s entry into the Reggae world culminated with the digital and vinyl 2014 release “Change” on Dub Livity Sound System’s Frenchtown HiFi Vol. 1. Released in the U.S., “Change” has been a top pick among international DJs and music lovers.
01 – Jazzy Leï – Bang Bang (3:45)
02 – Jazzy Leï – One (3:13)
03 – Jazzy Leï – Burning (3:52)
04 – Jazzy Leï – Relax Yourself (3:59)
05 – Jazzy Leï – Break Free (3:15)
06 – Jazzy Leï – Nineveh (3:55)