His most recent project is the recording of his newest album “Battle the Dragon” which he says was inspired by “the state of the world” in this current time. He explains that people are constantly battling with different elements from “the rebellions in the middle east, the riots in London and even our own – Occupy Wallstreet”, the album is an expression of how we should combat these negative situations as “it is evident that the world is ready for a new paradigm.”
Battle ‘the dragon’ can mean different things to different people, but he believes the “the dragon is an illusion that we are not all one people, and that we are separate from the earth and each other.” Jah Sun expresses great passion in the execution of his work, using personification and imagery to tell his story. In his opinion, the victory in the battle can only be achieved when people realise that that they are in fact connected to the world and each other. “I feel this is the only way to restore harmony to the earth and her children,” he said.
Like his recent records, the current album will feature collaborations with some of the biggest names in reggae including MOBO award winner Alborosie from Italy, Gentleman from Germany, J Boog representing the Pacific Islands, Gappy Ranks out of London and Mr. Perfect from Jamaica – the original home of reggae music. According to the Cali native, the artistes featured were carefully selected and their contribution symbolises the enormity of reggae music’s impact around the world.
“On this album I wanted to show how the music and message from Jamaica has spread all over the world. I wanted to feature guests from all over the world to show the unity in the music,” he explained.
This is the fourth album recorded by the artiste since his debut in 2006. “Battle the Dragon” is scheduled to be released in 2012. The newest singles are currently available on itunes including tracks from his previous albums ‘Height of Light’, ‘Stronger’ and ‘GRAVITY’.