Jamaican reggae artist Sadiki will be releasing his fourth solo studio album titled, Covered In Love worldwide on Friday, April 15th via Skinny Bwoy Records.
The new album, which Sadiki produced between Kingston, Chicago and Toronto is a 10-song collection of covers of popular songs and featuresTwiggi (formerly of Penthouse), Smooth Jazz & Reggae singer Helen Rogers (Jazzmasters, Paul Hardcastle) and Toronto’s Tony Anthony.
Musicians for the album include the likes of Dean Fraser, Robbie Lyn, Danny ‘Axeman’ Thompson, Kirk Bennett, Robert Browne, James Peart, Mikey Fletcher, I-Paul andSadiki laying down many of the tracks himself.
On Covered In Love Sadiki pulls from a diverse array of artists and songs such as Ed Sheeran (Photograph), Spinners (Sadie), Justin Beiber(Love Yourself), Billy Preston & Syreeta Wright (With You I’m Born Again), Chris Brown(Should’ve Kissed You), Elvis Presley (I Believe),Phil Phillips (Sea of Love), Extreme (More Than Words), Johnny Ace (Pledging My Love), The Heptones (Book of Rules).
“When I decided to do Covered In Love, I sat down for a day and just vibed cover songs from John Holt, Dennis Brown, Gregory Isaacs, Alton Ellis, Marcia Griffiths & Bob Andy to name a few artists,” says Sadiki.
“One thing that each song had in common was the fact that these great artists made the songs their own. So I approached Covered In Love the same way.”Sadiki is well aware of the propensity for reggae singers to become known more as ‘sing-over’ artists than artists with original material, but he is not worried. “In the last year and a half I’ve been blessed to have written and produced songs for some tuff artists like Chezidek, George Nooks, AJ Brown, Twiggi, and Pam Hall,” Sadiki stated.