Soulful Reggae artiste Etana drops her brand new EP titled “Dimensions.”
Within the 7 main tracks – plus a bonus track – she has managed to pack a punch with a unique body of work, unlike anything she has released before.
“The EP has love songs, message songs and touches a little bit on marijuana,” she explained. Speaking to the title of the EP, it perfectly encapsulates the goal of showing bits of herself from different perspectives. She added,
“It’s called dimensions for a reason – it’s a collection of moods. There are so many sides to me musically and I wanted to share some more.”
While keeping Reggae at the root of the tracks, Etana, dubbed “The Strong One”, brings a blend of genres and sounds, aided by powerful live instruments. From the one drop-esque “Long Draw” to the soulful “Rock My Body”, as well as “Love Is Us” which touches on a 90s R&B vibe, the EP surely showcases the quality and high standard of music that Etana has been known for over the course of her career. Two versions of the track “One More Time” are featured, with Jamaican artistes Beenie Man and Pressure Buss Pipe lending their voices to one version each. Other titles include “Mended Love”, “The One” and “Stop It.”
A goddess among a sea of male Reggae
artistes, the talented Etana has been making waves in the industry since the release of her debut album “The Strong One” in 2008. The lead single “Wrong Address”, which was released in 2007, earned her quite a bit of recognition at the start of her career, receiving heavy radio rotations and peaking at number 1 on several Jamaican charts. Subsequently, she released “Free Expressions” (2011), “Better Tomorrow” (2013), and “I Rise” (2014). Her most recent album, “Reggae Forever”, released in 2018, earned Etana her first Grammy nomination in the Reggae category, becoming the first female artiste to be nominated in the category since 1997.