Grammy- winning superstar Sean Paul is set to unveil his highly anticipated fourth album “Imperial Blaze”. It took him over three years to complete this new album, but now it’s finally there. The single “So Fine” gives us a foretaste, a real summer hit, but we couldn’t expect less of Sean Paul. Although… his style, still dancehall, has “grown” since the release of his previous platinum- certified album “The Trinity”.
On the new album, the lyrics evolved from “disco- party and women” to more deep and personal subjects. Such as “Hold My Hand”, “Pepperpot”
and “Straight To My Heart”, which is a tribute to his mother. This new flow is not only noticeable in the lyrics but in the tempo of the songs too. Of course the most successful Jamaican artist of all times in the U.S charts, still produces dancehall like no other. But on this album the up- tempo songs are alternated with more reggae and dancehall-ballad.
Since the release of his latest album, Sean Paul travelled and toured all around the world. His trip to Africa was a true inspiration on personal and professional level. His Jamaican roots conferred the identification with the African music and style.
During the TRACE interview, Sean talked a lot about his mum, and how she inspired his career. No personal information though, he’s still keeping his private and professional life seperate. But he shared with us a lot about his career, his life as a uptown boy in Jamaica, and his beginings.
The final album will be released in August 2009 and contains 17 tracks.
Sean and his team will shoot the video of the album’s first single in Miami during the week of the Memorial Day. It sounds like it’s gonna be hot hot hot!
Summer is coming to town!
Here is an extract of the track list:
– Now That I Got Your Love
– Birthday Suit
– Press it Up
– Hold My Hands
– She Wants Me
– Bruk Out
– Straight From My Heart
– So Fine