Obviously compared to top pop dancehall artists like Lady Saw and Tanya Stephens, the brand new Tropical Records artist Alayna seems to have that same recipe and formula of raw beat coupled with raw lyrics. Much more of a brash attitude than the likes of Lady Saw and Stephens, Alayna’s debut CD Controversy demonstrates her robust vocals and lively delivery of her songs. Controversy is an album filled with ten brand new songs that are real and very enjoyable dancehall tunes. The first single being released to radio by Tropical (Records) is the hit song, I Know You Like It which has absolute cross over capabilities for radio play. Other standout songs on the full length CD are the Final Talk and V.I. and the Pretty Pussy Whine is getting a lot of attention at radio.
It is very obvious why Alayna has already burst onto the dancehall reggae music scene. Her live show and her debut CD shows that she is nothing less than an incredible brash and energetic music artist, that could no doubt play at that high level purveyed by what is dominated by male dancehall artists. The other thing Alayna brings dancehall music fans with her debut CD is an album of some of the most political, current, and insightful lyrics in reggae music history. Controversy is an amazing debut album with an uplifting vibe and with reflective messages in every song. Don Lichterman, the head of Tropical/Sunset says that the “the album is produced almost in a down tempo sort of way, yet the melodies give many songs that chance to cross over to a mainstream audience.” Lichterman says that “not only do I love the content of her lyrics, every song also grooves with her great melodies.” Alayna certainly pushes the envelope with her lyrics and that is “part of her beauty” says (Don) Lichterman. He also says that “she goes well above the norm with her intense lyrics,” and that her “music has a spiritual message and a social message.” Most of all with Alayna’s music is that she can play alongside the top dancehall music artists that are active today.”
Alayna's debut CD is no doubt a daring, susceptible, in your face, flawed and overall is a multifaceted spirited CD not for your every day basic reggae aficionado. With Alayna and her attitude portrayed in her music, rather than falling back on predictable topics, she brings to the forefront current affairs and world leaders as a way to rebuke those of whom have not been that struggle in life. Alayna also portrays many shocking illustrations with real life scenarios that reverberate in every song 0n the Controversy CD. The music is in no way inconspicuous which is intentional and its way of allowing her to send that message in her songs, and coupled with vocals that are pristine, Alayna has delivered a s0olid CD to Tropical Records. “We basically picked up her remix CD and took out the radio interviews to create the Controversy CD,” says (Don) Lichterman and “this is a great CD with great songs from beginning to end.”
About Tropical Records / Sunset Records
Tropical / Sunset is a privately owned Don Lichterman Company. Sunset is one of the leading independent record labels and entertainment companies in the world. The Sunset Group of Entertainment Companies, and its global operation, acquire, develop, and distribute major music recording artists, home visual entertainment products, online-digital entertainment technologies and music and filmed entertainment worldwide. Sunset's four major divisions are the Sunset Distributed Label Group, the Sunset Strategic Marketing and Licensing Division, the Radio Sunset Network and the Sunset Filmed Entertainment Division.
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