With his debut album I Believe slated to release next month, Aphtanan and his team have decided to release the album’s first single, I Love Again featuring Canada’s buzzing songstress, Sielle.
The rhythm itself brings back the live-band feel, with a strong horn intro, sticking to the roots of classic reggae; perfect for a quintessential lovers rock track such as this.
“I chose this as the first single because I love the roots feeling of the riddim, as well as the lyrics. I think it corresponds perfectly with the message of the album.”
Sielle’s powerful, yet smooth vocals set the perfect tone for the track as she and Aphtanan display strong chemistry; telling a story of how a person finds true love again in spite of past heartbreak or relationship issues, allowing their heart to be free and feel connected to someone and break the shackles of fear.
With Sielle buzzing on the reggae scene right now due to her single, Easy Mistake featuring multi-platinum Grammy-winning artist, Sean Paul, Aphtanan insists she is the ideal selection for such as a heart-pounding track.
“I have shared the stage with Sielle in the past, but when she opened for one of Montreal’s reggae legends, Jah Cutta, last year, that’s where I fell in love…with her voice” he smirks – “I sent her a riddim and she loved it and decided to write the chorus and a verse. Once I heard it, we just had to go hit the studio right away!”
I Love Again is was produced by George Camille and recorded at Sonny Black Studio’s in Montreal. It is now available on I-Tunes, while I Believe is now available for pre-order on iTunes. The official release for I Believe is June 24th.
Aphtanan is one of Montreal, Canada’s up and coming reggae acts. Over the last couple of years he has shown incredible growth, featured on rhythm-driven projects that featured artists like the late Jimmy Riley, Lady G and Luciano. A multifaceted act full of originality and conceptual wisdom, his debut album, I Believe is self-produced and will be released this summer.