Tads Records and Zojak World Wide are pleased to announce the release of Terry Linen’s highly anticipated album, A Better Man. A favorite in the dancehall, on the radio and over the world, Linen’s A Better Man is set to release April 28th on Itunes and e-tailers everywhere. A collection of his most recent dancehall and reggae smash songs, the album was originally released on CD by Tads Records in early 2009 and includes lovers dancehall, roots rock reggae and classic one-drop riddims.
After getting his career started in the 90s and hits like “Call On A Friend”, it was “Couldn’t Be The Girl”, a light-hearted lament made that much sweeter by Linen’s easy-going alto, that busted the singer for a second time in Jamaica. So named as a youth because of comparisons to the immortal Jamaican singer, Garnett Silk, Terry Linen’s vocal shine has been a highpoint of conscious reggae music every since with hit after hit. Indeed, no dance session in Jamaica today is complete without the title track, “Better Man”, or “No Time To Linger”, two powerful ballads that have earned Terry Linen massive respect among reggae and dancehall fans. While known for his moving love songs such as “Mood For Love” and “At Least – Back To Atlanta”, it is songs like “Now I See The Sun”, a lively song of inspiration sung by Linen at his comfortable best and “Dem Nuh Easy”, a bluesy commentary on the social ‘mix up’ of modern times, that show Terry Linen making a seamless transition between lovers and roots & culture reggae music.
He never completely abandons the spiritual connection with the music. “Say A Prayer For The World”, “Praise Ye The Lord” and “Stand Firm” offer powerful conscious lyrics over solid roots reggae riddims. And on “It Hurt Dem” Terry Linen invokes the spirit of Garnett Silk as part of his own character. Still, the rock-driven “Shake” and R&B influenced tracks such as “Geni In Disguise” and “Bless Every Voice” speaks to an appealing versatility. Indeed, it is rare to find someone who can fill both the room and your heart at the same time. Terry Linen says now is the time for A Better Man.
ZOJAK WORLD WIDE