Koffee promises “interesting twist” for debut LP in Rolling Stone interview

Koffee in Jamaica, January 2021. Produced and styled by Tamo Ennis. Hair and Makeup by Michelle Clarke. Flowers by Terrensia Vernon of Galeria Events
(Photo: by Adrian McDonald for Rolling Stone.

Koffee says her upcoming debut LP will provide an “interesting twist” after the delay of her album due to the coronavirus.

The Lockdown artiste shared her year-long experiences during the pandemic with Rolling Stone in a Zoom interview recently.

Koffee said, “It’s been a spiritual kind of year”, adding that she’s “learned a lot,” while also sharing her journey into music and her upbringing with the magazine.

“It will be a very interesting twist for people who knew my music before, and also for people who will discover me.”

– Koffee

Despite seeing her burgeoning career stalled by the coronavirus which brought much of the world to a standstill, Koffee, born Mikayla Simpson, said her LP will have the central theme unity. “I want to speak of a solution and of a way that we can come together and get along, even when things are going wrong.”

And of her much-anticipated new project, the 21-year-old said, “Positivity is definitely a theme. It will be a very interesting twist for people who knew my music before, and also for people who will discover me. I think it will be really awesome.”

Koffee won the Best Reggae Album Grammy for her 2019 EP, Rapture, becoming the youngest ever winner at just 19-years-old.

Prior to the onset of the pandemic, she was set to perform at the Coachella Music Festival in April, as an opening act for Harry Styles.

Even with the COVID setbacks, Koffee was still able to continue her musical dominance, releasing the monster hit Lockdown last summer, and signing several lucrative sponsorship deals with Mastercard and Jordan.