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Multifaceted musician Kalpee unveils the riveting official video for the powerful new single ‘Lessons’ featuring fellow West Indian singer Mortimer. The single premiered by Complex UK, is available to watch on FVP Records via Absolute Label Services.
The video for the single was directed by Ashanei Christian who has worked with the likes of Protoje, Buju Banton, Damian Marley, Major Lazer. Shot in the stunning cool hills in St Andrews, Jamaica - it is a visual representation of what Kalpee wants to convey to the world through his music, which is total positivity and to showcase the abundance of talent from The Caribbean.
Self-written ‘Lessons’ is the first single Trinbagonian singer Kalpee has released since his successful five-track 2020 EP Feel Good Playlist Vol.1. Captivating and dynamic, ‘Lessons’ brings together Kalpee and Mortimer’s emotive lyrical storytelling and passionate R&B melodies that effortlessly intertwine to create the perfect island pop soundscape. Kalpee says, “’Every day is a lesson’ this is a mindset for me! This song was part of an awakening into who I am now, finding the lessons in my worse days and moving onto bigger things in life. The energy behind this song is one that champions us to believe in our growth”.
Mortimer joined Kalpee on the debut of ‘The Island Stage’ streamed from Kingston, Jamaica earlier this year’s on South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Music Festival. “I visited Jamaica, to work and perform on ‘The Island Stage 2021’ and while searching for artiste to join the line-up, I met incredible artiste Mortimer. His performance resonated with me. I knew he had to be on ‘Lessons’ and well... he smashed it. Working with someone so talented and having that other creative ear, helping with arrangements and mixes made me really want to take it to the next level and Mortimer did just that!” said Kalpee.
Mortimer adds, “The song is true and I’m a fan of things that are true. It didn't take long to come together. I had just witnessed a fire in the hills when I got the song, and everything fit right in with thought. I enjoyed working it and I’m honoured I could work with such beautiful talent! Nuff love to Kalpee every time”.
Kalpee has worked with platinum recording superstar Stefflon Don on his sun-soaked single ‘Gimme De Ting’, and with an elite line up of Grammy Award producers and writers including: Carla Marie Williams (Beyonce, Britney Spears, Rudimental, Sean Paul), Yei Gonzales (Diplo, Cardi B, Dj Khaled), Santiago Rodriguez (Little Mix, Pit Bull, Akon) and The Anmls (The Weeknd, Future, BANKS, Belly, D.R.A.M, French Montana, Meek Mill).
The deft musician, songwriter, producer, and creative Kalpee will be sharing more exciting new music, which pins him at the forefront of the growing resurgence of island pop and affirming his position as an artiste to watch in 2021.