Chronixx Brings Optimism With His Kingston-Inspired Release

Author: Neil-Monticelli Harley-Rüdd

Chronixx, the Spanish Town-born reggae star, today (22 July) released his latest tune Cool As The Breeze/Friday in dedication to the capital city of Kingston, Jamaica.

The Grammy-winning 27-year-old, who is part of what the nation is referring to as a reggae revival, is seen in his latest music video seated in a floating armchair and flanked by a fleet of motorcycles as they weave past pastel-colored buildings.

Director Meji Alabi highlights Jamaican culture throughout the video, which includes children performing wheelies on their bicycles, food grilled on oil drums and dancing at street parties.

Chronixx, whose real name is Jamar Rolando McNaughton, announced in March that he would be releasing his second album this year. The album is set to be called Dela Splash, and he has a track with the same name, which is named after the De La Vega City district in Spanish Town.


He released the first single Dela Move from his upcoming album in March, which was the first sample of his exploration of his Rastafari beliefs. This song was mixed with motivational chants inspired by his musical heroes, who both spent a consideration time in Kingston’s impoverished Trenchtown, Bob Marley and Shabba Ranks.

Chronixx followed that success up in June with Same Prayer, which featured Kingston’s lyrical hip hop master Kabaka Pyramid.

But Cool As The Breeze/Friday shifts Chronixx’s style to a strong mood of optimism, reflecting how Jamaicans and the rest of the world steadily recovers from the coronavirus pandemic.

The chorus that Chronixx enthusiastically and proudly belts out about Jamaica states “Where every day is summer, and every day feels like a Friday”.

Three years ago his debut album of Chronology scooped a prestigious Grammy Award, and he followed that up in the same year by receiving a coveted Prime Minister’s National Youth Award for Excellence.

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