|Ginal: How it came about |
The collaboration between Alborosie and Collie Buddz was born out of a mutual respect between the artiste / producers witnessed by the Alborosie single “See You Again” on the CaliRoots Riddm (produced by Collie Buddz). Collie Buddz has stated that his first time listening to “Ginal” he “could feel it,” The Bermudian reggae artiste first appeared on the music scene in 2007, with several chart-topping hits including “Come Around,” “She Gimme Love,” and “Blind To You” to his credit. The single for “Ginal Dub” is accompanied by the live action music video, conceived by Alborosie and filmed in Italy and Jamaica.
“Ginal (feat. Collie Buddz)” is taken from “For The Culture,” the latest album from Alborosie. Guest performers on the album are Collie Buddz, Jo Mersa Marley (“Ready”), Quino of Big Mountain (“Where Do You Go”) and Wailing Souls (“Life To Live”). The release was accompanied by multiple music videos for the focus tracks and singles with a series of visualizers dubbed ‘Visual-i-Jahs,’ conceived and directed by Alborosie and long-time creative partner Tony Fisher, to support the release of the album.