Title - 'Up Front' [EP]
Artist - Annicia Banks
For those not in the know, Annicia Banks is a reggae singer-songwriter from Kingston, Jamaica.
Furthermore, she has toured the Caribbean, United States, Asia, Africa, and Europe, using the dulcet tones of her voice to provide background support for internationally acclaimed reggae artists Judy Mowatt (of I-Threes fame), Bunny Wailer (original member of The Wailers), Sister Carol, and the legendary “Crown Prince of Reggae” Dennis Emmanuel Brown.
Banks will finally seize the spotlight with the release of her debut solo EP Up Front (via Raw Vue Music), in stores and online March 5th, 2021.
The EP will introduce her own original songs, including a collaboration with the late and legendary Bob Andy, and as the first single a cover of the Dennis Brown hit 'Love Has Found Its Way' featuring original saxophonist Dean Fraser will release online February 5th, 2021.
1. 'Jamaica Forever' (feat. King Kohai)
2. 'It's You'
3. 'Love Has Found Its Way'
5. 'It's Too Late'
6. 'Free, Free, Free' (feat. Bob Andy)
7. 'Restore My Soul'
This breezy, beautiful, uplifting new 7-track EP opens with the sumptuous bounce and flow of 'Jamaica Forever' (feat. King Kobai) and backs that up seamlessly with the gentle hipsway of 'It's You' and then the joyous, Reggae-lite, Caribbean hipsway of the first single, a cover of the Dennis Brown hit 'Love Has Found Its Way' (featuring original saxophonist Dean Fraser) is brought forth.
Next up is the one-two, foot-tappin' beats of 'Hush' and that's backed by the summer breeze of 'It's Too Late,' with the EP rounding out on the beautifully crafted 'Free, Free, Free' (feat. Bob Andy), closing on the alluringly melodious 'Restore My Soul.'
Currently residing in Massachusetts, Annicia Banks is also a mother, singer-songwriter, and world-class chef with a passion for driving long distances.
Her favorite saying is “one day at a time,” and she exemplifies the sincere meaning of “patience surpasses learning.”
The second of seven children born to Kenneth Banks and Vera Barrett in Kingston, Jamaica, at the age of eight she participated in school plays and talent shows while attending Holy Trinity Secondary School, which piqued her interest in singing.
During her teenage years she participated in talent shows all across the island, where she was continually recognized by several top people in the music industry.
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