Golden, Marcia Griffiths’s latest album, was released on September 8.
The 11-song set is co-produced by Kemist Music and Donsome Records.
In an interview with the Jamaica Observer, Griffiths spoke of her preference for albums with less quantity and robust on quality.
“I prefer to have 10 solid, nice songs. I believe the times of 16-17 songs on an album are over; individuals are more into EPs,” she said.
Her son, Errol “The Kemist” Thompson, Adrian Hanson of Donsome Records, Damian “Junior Gong” Marley, Clive Hunt, Donovan Germain, and Silly Walks Discotheque out of Germany produced songs on Golden.
It’s released 4 years after Timeless, Griffiths’ previous album, which was a tribute to the legendary Studio One label.
Two songs from Golden, Let’s Talk About Music and Beer And A Girl, have been released. Each are produced by Germain, who figured prominently in Griffiths’ resurgence through the Nineteen Nineties.
Marley produced That A part of Me, while Hunt worked along with her on Slide, a song written by Omi. Hanson produced Time Away, a collaboration with Turbulence, in addition to Black Tears; while Say Nuttin is a collaboration with The Kemist.
Silly Walks Discotheque from Germany, best known for Chronixx’ monster hit Smile Jamaica, produced Holding You Close.
Griffiths is currently on a five-city tour of Japan. She has dates in Tokyo, Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Nagoya, and Osaka.
Next yr will likely be a momentous one for the durable artiste who began her recording profession at Studio One within the early Sixties.
Within the Seventies she toured the world with Bob Marley while maintaining a robust solo profession.
“I will likely be celebrating 60 years in music next yr and I’m not into the entire heap of flying around. I’m just going to take it easy,” said Griffiths.
In October she will likely be officially invested with the Order of Jamaica, the country’s fourth-highest honour, through the annual investiture and presentation of national honours and awards ceremony at King’s House.