Born on November 6th 1962 in the Sanger Grande Community of Trinidad and Tobago, it was always apparent that Major Riley had an insatiable passion for music. He started testing his depth in musical waters as earliest as possible and the accomplished artist he is now who has shared the stage with famed reggae and dancehall acts such as Sizzla, Shaggy, Sean Paul, Shaba Ranks and many more is a result of a collection of lifetime musical influences and the honing of his skills throughout his 25 active years in the game. He is still feeling youthful and vibrant and wants to spread positive vibes via his reggae, roots, and dancehall and soca genres.
Major Riley is back with an ear-worming reggae inspired ballad, “Say It Say It” that is just as imposing as it is touching. This is a love-inspired tale that is delivered with indisputable passion over the affecting full-reggae instrumentation.
There is always that fusion between the guitars and drums in reggae music that always fashion a unique percussion that separates reggae music from other genres and this is the case- right from the intro, that blend jump at a listener with tremendous quality rhythm and melody and still allows the quintessential dembow flavor to sweep through the powerful reggae melody.
Major Riley does not disappoint with his singing, displaying such admirable passion with his effortless powerful vocals and I really appreciate how the female backing vocals make an entrance when performing those memorable hooks, “You can’t hide your feelings
You can’t stop your heart from loving
You can’t hide your feelings
You can’t stop a man from trying”
I just found myself anticipating so as to join in and sing along and that’s the beauty of a track that really invites you to sing along- deeply engaging and equally engrossing. The wedding-inspired cover art is also a beautiful depiction of the theme surrounding this sensational tune.
There you have it folks, “Say It Say It” is your new love anthem and a great dedication to someone you have been crashing on lately. Major Riley is set to continue on this journey of entertaining and inspiring because this is where his heart belongs.
To get a taste of this infectious reggae jam; follow the attached link, stream the track and find a spot for it under your favorite anthems!