“Solidarité (Keep On Fighting) is a hymn calling for unity and commitment to the many challenges that the entire planet is currently facing. The song aims to be soothing but also impactful, in the hope that it will resonate in the hearts of all communities”, explained the singer. ”At this time we can’t bring reggae to festival grounds and concert halls, so I’m working to bring the same positive vibrations to people’s homes."
(PRUnderground) May 12th, 2020
Quebec-born of Jamaican origins, performer, and composer Jonathan Emile has been a welcome and comforting voice to millions bringing positive roots reggae to Facebook. His latest original composition, Solidarité, has accumulated over 1 million views. Solidarité, written by Jonathan Emile and Genevieve Allard and produced by Paul Cargnello (Wesli, Lakes Of Canada, Satellites), is a French adaptation of Keep On Fighting which appears on his latest album Spaces-in-Between (MindPeaceLove/Tuff Gong).
“Solidarité (Keep On Fighting) is a hymn calling for unity and commitment to the many challenges that the entire planet is currently facing. The song aims to be soothing but also impactful, in the hope that it will resonate in the hearts of all communities”, explained the singer. ”At this time we can’t bring reggae to festival grounds and concert halls, so I’m working to bring the same positive vibrations to people’s homes.”
Recently, the artist performed for CovaidAfrica.org in support of Doctors Without Borders. Solidarité has amassed over 1 million views on Facebook. Similarly, Emile’s covers of Marley classics have also broken through the million view mark. His authentic and unique homages of Redemption Song and No Woman No Cry have garnered 1 million and 1.3 million views respectively.
It should be noted that the artist, who recently launched the reggae album Spaces-In-Between, is the first Quebecer to sign an agreement with the legendary distribution outfit Tuff Gong International, founded by Bob Marley.
Born in Montreal to a Jamaican mother, Jonathan Emile speaks French, English, and Patois. He made his debut in hip-hop, with a debut album featuring notable contributions by Kendrick Lamar, Buckshot and Murs.
Emile’s foray into roots reggae has been met with glowing critical praise.
“He has a way with words that could melt ice from across the room.“ – Vents Magazine
“When he hits the fever pitch in the hook, he lets go of everything, allowing for the catharsis to wash over us like a bucket of cool water in the midst of a hot summer’s day.” – Too Much Love Magazine
“Emile’s voice at his finest: controlled, full of purposeful intonation, syllable emphasis, and gliding between a tenor and falsetto unflinchingly.“ – PauseRadio.com
His cover of Ben Harper’s Burn One Down has also grown past 1.3 million views.
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