Artiste on the rise, Chris Malachi took on the music scene with a buttery, ‘soul-stirring’ voice and powerful lyrics to match, last year and has been on the reggae music radar ever since. His debut EP, ‘The Messenger’ was his first opportunity to present what he describes as the transformative power of his ‘good and honest’ music.
He will continue on that path with his upcoming single “BAWL”. “BAWL” is part of a two-part release which tackles the various generational issues and struggles faced by youth. The singles act as a yin and yang of sorts in that “BAWL” highlights the aforementioned issues and operates as a reassurance that “shedding a tear” because of life’s misfortunes is part of the “process” when afflicted with what he describes in the single as the “war going on outside”. The single is connected to the upcoming ‘FYAHBAWL’ (which acts as the “yang”) and is the call to action; now that the youth’s issues have been identified, it’s time to act.
What is interesting to note, is that the single is the first part of his new series called “Musings from The Messenger” where his aim is to release a new single every month for the rest of the year. The “musing” for “BAWL” rests with the quote: “May the tears we cry quench the fires that surround us,” and sets the tone for the key message of the single. “Each song will have a similar piece of writing,” he says. “Like a letter that gives even more context to the meaning of the song.”
“BAWL” was produced by J.L.L. who also produced his debut EP last year. J.L.L. is credited with working with a wide array of artists – from the upcoming to the well established: Masego, Chronixx, Kranium, Mavado & Popcaan and more.