KINGSTON, JAMAICA; APRIL 16, 2018: After a behind the scenes stint that saw him producing the critically acclaimed roots album “Iyahcoustic” by reggae legend, the late Ronnie Davis, Jamaican singer, songwriter and producer Sadiki (an African name meaning Faithful), will bring forth his fifth studio album titled, “Blue Mountain Acoustic” on Friday June 1, 2018 via Skinny Bwoy Records. “Blue Mountain Acoustic” is music for the soul. It is reggae, it's rootsy, it is pop, it is a little country, it is music for those in love with music. In keeping with Sadiki’s vast catalogue of Lovers Rock, the album’s primary topic is love and relationships. There are also Reality/Culture tracks that speak to the upliftment of people. It shows an artist focused on his craft as he takes each listener on a 14 step journey to the peak of his creativity. The album kicks off with the clever ‘Tracy (Interlude)’ which is an intro for the Sadiki penned ‘Anything (Acoustic)’ – a heartfelt and harmonious song about lost love. Next up is the soothing ‘I Want To Wake Up with You (Acoustic)’ – a cover of a song made famous by Boris Gardiner.
Guitarist Mitchum ‘Khan’ Chin (Bruno Mars), provides a rich, country-esque guitar backing track that could have easily been recorded in Nashville, TN as opposed to Kingston, Jamaica. Slick double entendre laced lyrics such as “girl what you’ve got in your candy, making me stay up stay all night, addicted to your sweet bliss I can’t deny…”, heighten the sensual theme on the smooth and catchy ‘Love Mood (Acoustic)’. Sadiki puts a rootsy reggae spin on the Beatles classic‘Yesterday’ before delving into another cover, this time a Peter Tosh original, ‘Pick Myself Up (Acoustic)’. It features guitar from Michael Fletcher and bass from George ‘Fully’ Fullwood. Fullwood, who toured and recorded with Peter Tosh as part of Word, Sound & Power band said, “I think Peter would have loved this version of ‘Pick Myself Up’. The arrangement is very interesting, he would love that”. The acoustic-dancehall flavored ‘Love In Your Eyes (Acoustic)’, the inspirational and uplifting ‘Unite (Acoustic)’, the heartbreak ballad ‘Let it Go (Acoustic)’, the rootsy English & Swahili verses on ‘Virtuous Sister (Acoustic)’(feat. Jahmby), all take you on a soulful musical journey before spreading a red, green, gold and blue blanket and allowing rest and peace with the delicate ‘Everything I Own (Acoustic)’ - another brilliant cover backed by guitarist Earl ‘Chinna’ Smith and ending with the uplifting “Shine” on one of 2018’s biggest riddims “Lion Pride Riddim”.
Every step on Sadiki’s “Blue Mountain Acoustic”journey, offers a breathtaking view of a lush Jamaican musical landscape. “My first exposure to acoustic music was as a young youth, when my father would compose songs using his guitar.” said Sadiki. “I find it ironic that even though acoustic music is ‘unplugged’, the performances are focused resulting in an amplified and much more impactful sound”. "It’s a unique album even down to the way it was mastered. I wanted listeners to get the effect of listening to a vinyl record. Once you take a listen it becomes clear”, said Sadiki. “Blue Mountain Acoustic” is now available for pre-order at iTunes, GooglePlay, Amazon and all leading digital music services. Physical CD’s will be available online at Amazon.com.
BLUE MOUNTAIN ACOUSTIC Tracklist 1. Tracy (Interlude) 2. Anything (Acoustic) 3. I Want to Wake Up With You (Acoustic) 4. Love Mood (Acoustic) 5. Yesterday (Acoustic) 6. 14th Street (Interlude) 7. Pick Myself Up (Acoustic) 8. Love Is In Your Eyes (Acoustic) 9. Unite (Acoustic) 10. Let It Go (Acoustic) 11. Blue Mountain Woman (Interlude) 12. Virtuous Sister (Acoustic) ft. Fyah Mummah Jahmby 13. Everything I Own (Acoustic) 14. Shine