May continues to be a big month for the reggae music scene, as Hector “Roots Percussionist” Lewis joins the ranks of rising stars releasing new offerings. The multi-instrumentalist and vocal powerhouse released his highly-anticipated single, “LOVE SAVIOUR” which is produced by New York producer Dretegs.
Roots’ seemingly limitless talents are already well-known on the international reggae circuit, as the current percussionist and backup vocalist for Jamaican superstar Chronixx and Zincfence Redemption. With Grammy nominations already secured under his belt, he explains that “LOVE SAVIOUR” represents his ongoing growth as a musician.
It is a smooth, upbeat reggae and rocksteady offering from the emerging artiste that, according to him, will bring listeners to their feet in true two-step fashion. Dedicated to the young and the young at heart, he tells Buzz that the beautiful melodies are a nostalgic tribute to the Motown era of music, with a contemporary twist. He speaks candidly about his mother, legendary reggae-turned-gospel singer Barbara Jones, as a source of inspiration for this song. “My sister and I were both exposed to the lover’s rock, reggae and disco era quite a bit thanks to mummy. It’s because of her musical legacy that I was inspired to develop my own sound and journey (and) has definitely shaped the way I appreciate all genres of music to this day.”
He explains that his latest song, which has taken social media by storm since release, has a special connection for anyone that has experienced the fullness of what true love can represent in life. “Whether it’s love of a mother, a sister, a daughter, a girlfriend, a wife, or a friend, the tune is about recognising how being saved by love really makes your life brighter and better.”
Roots Percussionist, who has also worked with Damian “Jr Gong” Marley, OVO Music’s Popcaan and Jesse Royal, said he wanted to celebrate the divinity of female energy as a source of healing for humankind. He hopes that the new single which he co-wrote with Andre “Dretegs” Hawthorne, inspires people to dance, sing and find a true sense of happiness during the current times. “My music will always be an extension of I, and the spiritual balance that surrounds me through the gift that Rastafari gave me. I want “LOVE SAVIOUR” to send a message of harmony and happiness and encourage people all over the world to live in the vessel of music with a clean mind and a pure heart,” he tells Buzz.
Fans can watch the official lyric video on the Roots Percussionist YouTube page. “LOVE SAVIOUR” is now available across all major streaming platforms, including iTunes, Tidal, Amazon Music, SoundCloud and Spotify.
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Tenille Clarke is an avid wanderlust, Carnivalist and cultural enthusiast who pens about her ongoing love affair with travel, culture and entertainment through a Caribbean lens. She is the principal publicist of Chambers Media Solutions and managing director of Industry 360.