Musician-turn-solo artiste I-Taweh has released Never Fade Away, the first single from his forthcoming album. The song pays homage to Rastafarians.
Born and raised in Prickly Pole, St Ann, I-Taweh’s talent developed from the solid roots foundation of live performance. He comes with his own set of originals – not sung on popular rhythms, not created with the current trends, but with the essence of the original roots and culture of reggae.
In 2011, he released his debut single Overload from the album of the same name; but how did he get here? His journey dates back to the days of Sugar Minott, his mentor, and performing on tours across Europe with Count Ossie’s original Nyahbingi group, Mystic Revelation of Rastafari, and playing bass guitar for Everton Blender’s Blend Dem Band, before calling it quits in 2009 to record and release the Overload album. Over the years, his incredible versatility and precision on guitar and bass has been in great demand on and off the stage.
I-Taweh confessed that it was “a fire that’s been burning so hot and so deep” inside that made him took the decision to go solo. His own sound is reminiscent of the late Joseph ‘Culture’ Hill.
Never Fade Away is in steady rotation on reggae radio stations. The upcoming album, Judgement, will be released at the end of this month.