Sean Kingston is back in Jamaica and has reconnected with his Jamaican roots once again. This time, he has teamed up with local producers to blend Pop, and Dancehall on the first single off his upcoming “Redemption” album.
The Jamaican singer, born to Jamaican parents based in Florida, has released the visual for the track titled “One Away” produced by production duo Jordan and David of Chimney Records. Kingston has been on the island since New Year’s day enjoying the island life. This is one of many singles he has since recorded in Jamaica.
“You know I had to come back to my country. I’ve been to a lot of places; I’ve been going through a lot with my career and stuff like that. I wanted to come back home and get that feeling, get that love. I love to be in Jamaica; I’m a proud Jamaican even though I was born in Miami. “
Having had disagreements with his record label Epic Records over the pass two years, Kingston says he now has creative control of his work and is excited about the upcoming album. Besides Jordan and David of Chimney Records, Kingston has been working with the prolific Jamaican production duo Sly and Robbie, legendary Tony CD Kelly, and the young and talented Stephen ‘Di Genius‘ McGregor.
Sean Kingston donates to schools in Jamaica
The singer, who spent most of his childhood in Jamaica, has also donated computers and other school supplies to his alma mater Ocho Rios High as well as, Papine High School, August Town Primary and gave students motivational speech.
“It was amazing to finally give back and put a smile on those kid faces. I told them that you can be anybody who you want to, because I was one of you and look at where I am now,” Kingston said of his motivational speech at Ocho Rios High.
The video, directed by RD Studios, features cameos from dancers of the Ravers Clavers dance crew including Ding Dong. A release date for “Redemption” has not been set.
According to Kingston, this track is the album’s lead single adding, “I felt that I want to start with something that’s Caribbean, that shows my roots and shows my culture. And then do what I normally do, that big pop radio record.”