Original Guidance drops new singles
Reggae artiste Original Guidance is in an optimistic frame of mind as he prepares for the release of his debut album.
The 15-track album, which is titled Jah Set The Trend, is slated to be released early next year.
"I am extremely happy about this project. It's a very good album; a lot of hard work went into it. It's pure, authentic reggae music. I'm very excited about it. The fans are going to love it," said Original Guidance.
The Kingston-born singer is currently promoting three singles from the album, including the title track, as well as A Feel It and Love Of My Life.
All three singles were produced by Original Guidance and released on his High Tide Music Inc label on September 13.
"I wanted to release my album this year, but because of the COVID-19 pandemic, I have postponed the release date until next year. In the meantime, I want my fans to get a taste of what's on the album, so I've released these singles to whet their appetites," he said.
Original Guidance, whose given name is Feron Thomas, grew up in the tough inner-city community of Dunkirk.
He launched his singing career in 1984 when he joined a group called The Realistics. That same year, the four-man group made its recording debut with a single titled Working In A Government Department.
He spent three years with the group before migrating to New York in 1987. Shortly after arriving, Original Guidance began working with the Top Notch Band.
After he left the band in 1994, he took a break from music until 2003, when he released a single titled One A Way Woman, featuring Lupa, which was produced by Clive Jarrett on the Dynamite label.