Love and togetherness have been the theme at the heart of Lover’s Rock since the genre’s inception. International recording artist Tarrus Riley releases his most recent track, “Love Salute”. A contemporary take on Roots Reggae, with an infectious yet familiar baseline. Appealing to younger audiences and traditional Reggae fans, “Love Salute” is a heart-warming track with a powerful meaning. The beat alone is a vibe and the lyrics follow up. Riley’s music is often known to comfort the soul and make people feel good. He makes timeless music that will forever be played and it creates an authentic and substantial vibe that his supporters appreciate. Born in the Bronx, NY but raised in Jamaica, Tarrus Riley uses his life story and upbringing to inspire his music.
Keeping with the authentic expression of heavy bass and horns associated with the roots of Reggae’s expression, Kareem Burrell unearthed a classic production from his father Fatis’s catalog called “Hold On.” The 1997 X-Terminator released original featured the vocals of Marcia Griffiths and the message to not give up hope for what you are looking for.
Tarrus Riley’s consistent musical success in Reggae transcends roots rock, soft rock, and dancehall. His ability to deliver a contemporary roots Reggae track is a skill Kareem ‘Remus’ Burrell applauds of Tarrus Riley.
“Tarrus is a musical genius, and it is always a joy and a seamless musical effort working with him. His knowledge of music allows the production process to flow easily across all genres beyond Reggae. To work with a vocalist who is aware of evolution in the genre and able to use his tool, his vocal where he sees fit is magic” says Kareem ‘Remus’ Burrel.
In 2021, Tarrus continues the contemporary roots Reggae messaging that he began in 2004 by encouraging everyone listening to ‘Love Salute’, “don’t wait until it’s too late to show the people who you love, that you love them. Salute the ones you love; simple, Love Salute” says Tarrus Riley.
“Love Salute” is the second collaborative effort between the two second-generation Reggae royalty musicians. Both Tarrus and Kareem agree that the world needs to appreciate love in all forms and never take a person for granted. Slated for international release on November 19th, 2021, “Love Salute” arrives in time for the festive holiday season, which will bring family and loved ones together.
Riley’s history with Reggae hits includes the chart-topping “She’s Royal” and “Lighter” featuring Shenseea. As well as covers and ballads, which include hits like “Heartbreak Anniversary,” “Superman,” “Human Nature,” and “Stay with You.” Fostering his signature sound, “Love Salute” showcases the artist’s musicianship with the song’s dub rootsy-Lover’s Rock vibe that adds a slight Reggae feel.
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