Zanj Radio | July 31, 2015
Ghanaian reggae artist Allinor this week released his latest single, “Fun“, an upbeat tune that extends an alluring invitation to listeners: “Let’s go and have some fun.” It is the first offering from his upcoming album.
The song is produced by legendary Jamaican guitarist Earl “Chinna” Smith, known for his collaborations with Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Jimmy Cliff, among other reggae legends. Its melodic sound highlights the kind of soulful delivery that has led to Allinor’s rise in New York’s underground reggae community.
According to Allinor, who penned the lyrics, “It (Fun) encourages and strengthens one’s desire to live in happiness within oneself and surroundings. We exhibit this way of living as children but begin to conform with age, and with time lose that part of us.” He hopes the song’s uplifting words help listeners rediscover their childlike tendency to live freely.
Allinor was born in Ghana and later moved to New York City, where he is currently based. An independent artiste, he garnered great attention with his previous single, “Journey Man”. Heavily influenced by his motherland as well as his deep roots in spiritual music, Allinor describes his sound as “a blend of reggae and western blues creating a soul-stirring, mood-setting style of melodic rhythms.” The rising artiste has headlined some of New York City’s most iconic venues including The Shrine and Pianos.
Fun is an enjoyable listen for children, adults and everyone in-between. Both thoughtful and mirthful, it’s a feel-good summer release that suggests Allinor’s upcoming album might be full of musical gems. Other musicians on the track include Errol Holt on bass, Robbie Lyn on keyboard, Kirk Bennet and Rashawn McAnuff on drums, Dalton Browne on guitar, and Grammy Award winning engineer Stephen Stewart.