Canadian reggae master Jay Douglas says things Muschange in his new single — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
“Muschange means that nothing stays the same forever,” the award-winning veteran explains. “There must be a change, and it is happening right in front of our eyes. The greatest teacher of all is Mother Nature, and the teacher will be there when the students show up for the lesson. We must not be afraid of change, we must embrace it. As a collective, we have been forced to slow down the pace of which we live and it has given many a chance to reflect on the good in their lives and focus on what really matters.”
A man known for sharing his perspective through art and sound, Douglas first appeared on stage in Montego Bay in the ’70s. Over the past 45 years, he has developed into an internationally recognized musical renaissance man thanks to his wide-ranging repertoire of reggae, American blues, West Indian rhythms and jazz standards. He has performed around the world and fronted The Cougars, a circa-1960s/1970s R&B act whose skill and verve lit up every stage they graced.
Co-produced by Sly & Robbie’s Sly Dunbar, Muschange features Carl Harvey (Toots & the Maytals) on guitar and veteran dancehall DJ, reggae artist and rapper Lord Sassafrass (Black Scorpio Sound System) on one of the freshly pressed versions.
“I called up Lord Sassafrass, who I’ve known on and off as he travels back and forth between Jamaica and Canada,” Douglas shares. “I’ve always wanted to collaborate with him, and this is the first time we’ve gotten to do so. We’re in the middle of some troubling times. But we have to remember there is always a light at the end of the tunnel.”