Marcia Griffiths Celebrates 60-Year Career with Golden Album
Marcia Griffiths, the Queen of Reggae, released her seventeenth studio album, Golden, on September 16, 2023. It is a collection of eleven tracks, featuring deep and intimate messages, as well as lighter themes, and sometimes seamlessly blending elements of reggae with other genres such as worldbeat.
Griffiths surrounds herself with several collaborators on Golden, including Turbulence, The Kemist, Nyanda, and African superstar Tiken Jah Fakoly.
The album has been praised for its fresh sound, while still retaining Griffiths' instantly recognisable sound. It is a celebration of her nearly 60-year career at the forefront of reggae.
Some of the standout tracks on Golden include:
- Time Away, a collaboration with Turbulence, released earlier in the year.
- Beer & A Girl, which sees Griffiths take us back to 2010, with production once again by Germain.
- Black Tears, a powerful song that shows Griffiths with her finger still on the pulse of political and social ills.
Overall, Golden is a glorious celebration of Marcia Griffiths, the Queen of Reggae. It is listenable, enjoyable, and extremely good quality. Moreover, Griffiths still has it, and with this album, she shows no signs of giving it up anytime soon.
MARCIA GRIFFITHS - GOLDEN
DIGITAL RELEASE [Donsome Records LLC]
Release date: 09/08/2023
01. That Part of Me
02. Don't Seh Nuttin feat. The Kemist
03. Time Away feat. Turbulence
04. Holding You Close
05. Who is Deseree (Dialogue)
06. Pack up N Gwan feat. Nyanda
07. Black Tears (Remix) feat. Tiken Jah Fakoly
08. Lets Talk About Music
10. A Beer & a Girl
FEATURED ARTISTSTurbulence / The Kemist / Tiken Jah Fakoly