Dutch reggae star Ziggi Recado announced the release date for his debut album of the same name.
Self titled 14 track album will hit stores on June 7 under the distribution of Greensleeves/VP Records.
Recado is from St Eustatius, an island near St Maarten, but grew up in Holland, where he is top reggae act. The reggae star has recorded and toured with numerous Jamaican and European artistes.
In a press release to the media, Greensleeves/VP Records said, “his diverse background flavours his music with sprinkles of hip-hop, rock, dub-step and other influences that blend into a roots reggae fusion.”
“Already an accomplished artiste, Recado was the winner of the 2009 Zilveren Harp (Silver Harp) Award in The Netherlands, their version of the Grammy. He sees growth as a musician with this third album as he experiments with sounds, sentiments and singers to create a hit collection, which includes productions from Curtis Lynch, Rock ‘N Vibes, and Special Delivery, and features Etana, Maikal X, Tippa Irie, and Mr Probz, to name a few,” the release said.
The album features tracks such as Mary and Jah Alone, along with progressive sounding tunes like My Everything, Away From Home, Still Wandering and Pretender, which channel his more eclectic sound.
On All My Life, Recado teams up with reggae songbird Etana for a romantic ballad that is sure to satisfy his female audience. His rock-flavoured lead single Get Out and its video are both currently bubbling on the charts in Europe.
Ziggi Recado is scheduled to kick off this album launch in Europe with a 15-date tour, with plans to hit the US West Coast for a tour this summer.