Many of our readers have been requesting the latest scoop on dancehall royalty Lady Saw, and now we have some great news for you.
The dancehall veteran who is also known as Marian Hall, shoots a new video on Wednesday and will be releasing her new album this fall titled “My Way.”
The video for Saw’s hit song Party Till December was recorded at the popular Club Friction in Kingston. Sources told us the video should premiere in August and will mark the beginning of a North America Tour. Party Till December is currently getting heavy rotation in Jamaica and the States.
In a press release by Saw’s management team, the “I Got Your Man” singer express the freedom of doing her upcoming album her way, without the usual dictation from producers and record label executives.
Lady Saw press release:
15 years deep, 9 albums strong, the Grammy-winning dancehall pioneer, Lady Saw will release her first album My Way on September 7, 2010 with Toasting Music/Diva Records, distributed by Fontana/Universal. My Way follows the 2007 release Walk Out, her final album on the reggae label VP Records. Her latest collection, featuring collaborations with rapper Eve and Ding Dong as well as production by Lady Saw along with Tony ‘CD’ Kelly, Lloyd ‘John John’ James, Danny Browne and Stephen McGregor, opens a new chapter for Saw and Divas Records productions.
“I wanted to have the independence and freedom to do things 100% my way. I can tell the producers what I want for my riddim and say what I want to say in my songs. No one is telling me what I can or can’t do on this album,” states Lady Saw.
Born Marion Hall, Lady Saw remains true to her sexually empowering, cheeky lyricism on My Way. Whether it’s liberating anthems like “Every Way Mi Go” and “Party Til December” or her no-holds-bar delivery on “Muscle Control” and “5 Minutes,” the 16-track collection is jam-packed with the rugged and raw style that put Saw on the map with her 1994 debut release Lover Girl. She also gives listeners a glimpse of Miss Marion Hall, her softer, more mature side, on the title track “My Way” and “I Am A Woman.”
With Triple Platinum status and a Grammy under her frock for her collaboration with No Doubt on “Underneath it All,” Lady Saw is one of the most distinguishing images in both hip-hop and reggae. The songtress, deejay, producer and writer continues to headline shows worldwide, and her longevity reveals that true artistry always stands the test of time. The multi-talented Jamaica native has had a hand in creating hits for artists like Beenie Man, Sizzla, Bounty Killer, Vegas, Vybz Kartel, Papa Pimp, Capelton and Spragga Benz. Her appeal has also resulted in dynamic collaborations with Gwen Stefani, Missy Elliot, Remy Ma, Trina, Nicki Minaj, Foxy Brown Michael Franti, and Pharrell Williams.
Check regularly for more updates and also the video premiere for Party Till December.