Thursday, 15 March 2012

ETANA: ‘My fans deserve only the best’

RAW POWER: The singer during a recording session at Tuff Gong.

One reggae diva showing no signs of hitting a career lull anytime soon is Etana, who is hard at work writing and recording tracks for her as-yet-untitled third studio album, due out later this year from VP Records. According to the singer’s camp, the label has already previewed a portion of the tracks to be included on the album, but a decision on which songs will make the final cut will be made in the coming weeks.

But that decision won’t necessarily be an easy one for Etana, a self-described perfectionist for whom only the best is good enough. “When I’m in the studio, I take my job very seriously. It’s fun but certainly not a game,” says the big-voiced singer, whose previous efforts The Strong One and Free Expressions were warmly received. “If something is not right, it has to be corrected. I respect my fans; they support me through buying my records and concert tickets. They put me here so I must give them my best.”

Along with production work from hitmakers Steven McGregor, Shane Brown and Donovan Germain, the new album will possibly feature collaborations with the likes of reggae vet Freddie McGregor.

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