Jay Douglas offers words of hope to all Jah Children with his latest star-studded single — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
The Juno-nominated reggae master’s latest inspirational track features iconic Jamaican dancehall DJ General Trees and a remix by Juno-winning Canadian reggae artist Dubmatix.
“Three years ago, I performed at a reggae festival in Toronto with General Trees as the headliner,” Douglas recalls, explaining how Jah Children’s collaboration came to be. “I was so impressed with his performance. He had the audience in his hands.
“I invited the General to Side Door Studio to put a rap on Jah Children. He accepted my invitation, and we played the track for him. He looked at me and smiled; it took him less than one hour to do his rap, he was so excited.”
Presumably, he was inspired by the positivity and faith on display in Douglas’s inspired track. “We live in a land, we got so much to give thanks for,” Douglas sings on the optimistic ode, which aims to shine light thru the many social and political issues plaguing the world.
Douglas first appeared on stage in Montego Bay, Jamaica and, in the 45 years of entertaining since, has developed into an Internationally idolized musical renaissance man thanks to his wide-ranging repertoire of American blues, West Indian rhythms and jazz standards.
Nominated for a Juno Award for Reggae Recording of the Year, Douglas has also won the Toronto Reggae Awards’ Male Reggae Vocalist of the Year prize and numerous other accolades.