Jonathan Emile is a Jamaican-Canadian singer-songwriter, composer, and cancer survivor. Not too long ago, he released a music video for his “Moses” single.
Jonathan Emile – “Moses” music video
“‘Moses’ is ultimately a plea for guidance and clarity. In these days and times, as we’ve been led on by so many false prophets, and we’re experiencing global shifts that shake our faith. The concept of a ‘Moses’ is not about a single person, but about a unifying dream of humanity and solidarity. I used a central figure of all Abrahamic religions to suggest simply that we are more alike than we are different.” – Jonathan Emile
‘Moses’ contains a spiritual narrative, pleasing soul vocals, and tuneful melodies. Also, the likable tune possesses a simple chord structure written as a folk gospel, country-influenced hymn.
‘Moses’ will be featured on Jonathan Emile’s upcoming debut reggae album, entitled, “Spaces-In-Between”. The project retraces eras of Jamaican music from ska and rocksteady to roots reggae and dancehall.
“Country and gospel both have a great presence in Jamaican music and culture. Many Jamaicans who grew up in the ’50s and ‘60s know every hymn and every country song. So exploring the decades of reggae music on ‘Spaces-In-Between’, I wanted to touch on this important connection.” – Jonathan Emile
Jonathan Emile is a name you should remember and an exciting artist to watch. He recently signed a deal with Bob Marley’s Tuff Gong International to distribute his forthcoming project.
In 2011, he garnered attention with the release of his debut EP, entitled, “The Lover/Fighter Document”. Not too long afterward, the project was placed on the first ballot of the 2011 Grammy Nominations for “Rap Album of the Year”.
“The Lover/Fighter Document” album
So far, Emile has collaborated with KRS-1, Kendrick Lamar, Buckshot, and Murs. Also, he has shared the stage with Coolio, Nelly, Naughty By Nature, and Slick Rick.
At the age of 18, he was diagnosed with cancer. In the following two years, he underwent intense chemotherapy and radiation treatments to fight the disease. During that dire time, he used music as his personal therapy as he fought the disease.
Emile’s music is defined by truth as he shares his experiences of battling cancer, addresses current affairs, and explores humanity.
Jonathan Emile – “Moses” single
“’Moses’ is built with a simple chord structure written as a folk gospel, country-influenced hymn. Country and gospel both have a great presence in Jamaican music and culture. Many Jamaicans who grew up in the ’50s and ‘60s know every hymn and every country song. So exploring the decades of reggae music on ‘Spaces-In-Between’, I wanted to touch on this important connection.” – Jonathan Emily
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