Expression Wednesdays

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I sat here trying to think of a way to put a phrase into this sentence but in the meanwhile I’ll ask you to take a listen to “Meanwhile” by¬†Royal Blu & Leno Banton. This upbeat track will have you blazing through traffic and dabbin’ at your desk in the office. It was¬†produced by JLL and¬†the artwork designed by¬†Paige Zombie¬†& Khari Kamau.

You can find @TheRoyalBlu & @LenoBanton on Twitter.

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REMSZN

REMSZN is the first album out of REM (Rapid Eye Movement) ‘Living Dream’ which is a collective of creative individuals, each nurturing different talents. REMSZN is the brain child of Leno Banton, writer and singer on the album. The project¬†had members of REM executing their talents, SNR exclusively produced it, Irie Girl sang on a track, and Khari Kamau and Kxrly Miyagi (Karlando) did the artwork.

Leno Banton
Leno Banton

“…Done dancing with the demons, I’m in a different place. Selah.”

See the track list below, and take a listen:

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I like REMSZN; SNR and Leno came with a different vibe for this one, and it definitely worked! The songs tell a story, and the flow from song to song is pleasant, it starts off with a warrior like¬†strength and ends with love.¬†My fave songs from the project¬†are “Buffalo SoulJAH,” “Eight7Six,” ‘LVLs”¬†and “Regime.” The lyrics are good, and I love that, for me personally I look out for nice lyrics when listening to new music. I also like the small interludes or ‘Medz’ as it’s called on the album, where you get to feel a little more of Leno as a person. He speaks his thoughts on life between the tracks,¬†the topics include Self-awareness-which seemed to take a lead throughout the project- Marijuana, Spirituality, Uplifting the youth of Jamaica,¬†& Appreciation of family, and friends who are family.

“Inna di¬†Blessed Indies, Rapid Eye Movement…”

Tell me what you think about the album in the comments below! Keep in the know, follow Leno Banton on Twitter: @LenoBanton. REMSZN is available for download for free, here, or click the download button on the Soundcloud page, here. Also, take a look at what the REM Collective has in store on their website, here.

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