Singer Skygrass has collaborated with Wayne Marshall for the song Glorious. Released today, the song was written by both artistes.
“Glorious is an inspirational track, influenced by the spirit of the Martin Luther King speech, “I have a Dream” that we listened to in the studio during the first writing/recording session,” said Skygrass.
According to Skygrass, “It’s about a vision of our world and the kind of society we would want to live in, and channeling forward despite harsh realities. Understanding that when we confidently move toward the future with optimism we step out of the victim mindset and become the creators of the world we want.” This sentiment is reflected in the song’s heavy hitting lyrics “Imagine if… there were no more tragedies, no more slums, Jah Jah people in a palaces”.
Simon Bowden aka Skygrass has always had a natural lyrical ability. Excelling in poetry at a very young age, he was always fascinated by words and quotes. This developed into a love for reggae and dancehall music at age seven as he vividly recalls hearing songs from artists such as Buju Banton and Shabba Ranks playing in Half Way Tree and on the bus ride home from school. Songs he would sing repeatedly to himself when most children his age would be playing games or doing homework.
This developed into songwriting and performing when he began playing the guitar in his teens. Joined by his cousin Rasheed. The two expanded the movement by collaborating with other friends and live musicians performing in Kingston’s live music hot spots in an era that would later be dubbed as the
Skygrass has collaborated with renowned soundman turned producer Rory Stonelove releasing hard-hitting singles such as “Immortal Steppa”- a heavy dub reggae track from Rory’s Black Dub Label – and “Good Motion Girl”, a cool island tune with fun uplifting lyrics for positive women.