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KEIDA RELEASES EBB AND FLOW EP
June 2, 2015
Today June 2nd is the official release of reggae/dancehall recording artiste Keida's debut EP Ebb and Flow. The compilation is available on iTunes. The fitting title Ebb and Flow is symbolic of the rhythms of life, a seven track compilation which embodies the essence of growth and change as inevitable outcomes of the ups and downs ... the coming and goings of life. “Ebb and Flow" is an EP for the youths that I interact with daily , both in my family and in yours”. A graduated level of lyrical content is notable throughout the Ep's track compilation introducing the audience to a more conscious side of the artist they may not have seen in her earlier work.
1. Ganja Tea 2. Mad World 3. One Love 4. Hot Ash 5. M-16 6. Stand For Something 7. Stand For Something (Dub Version)
Opening with her Rory Stonelove produced hit "Ganja Tea", Keida invites people to use their “meds” and their in a positive way. Ganja Tea, the classic roots reggae record is followed by "Mad World" the soulful and inspirational piece produced by Royal Order Music. It urges us to take more responsibility for the realities of the world and be more proactive our contributions; highlighting that there are too many people who are displeased with the way the society is running for us not to make a conscious step for a positive change in this mad world. On her U.I.M Records produced single entitled "One Love", Keida helps her listeners to realize the importance of one pure love as the nucleus which will stimulate a positive chain reaction in our consciousness and our interpersonal relations.
"One Love" is introduced by the Great Russell Bell, Math genius and youth empowerment advocate whose wise words have helped shape the lives of many. "Russell Bell was the first to call me Keida Rankin, way before music entered my reality. He empowered me by encouraging me to embrace my visual way of thinking and that's something I apply in all areas of my life." The blazing, amped up dancehall track “Hot Ash", also produced byU.I.M, showcases her versatility and highlights a hard edged up-tempo sound. On the follow up track "M-16" produced byNatural High Music, Keida deliberately reaches out to youths who are faced with the difficult choice between destitution and crime as a means of survival. With the soothing melodies of Chalice's veteran musician Wayne Armond on back up vocals Keida has once again made a full circle back to her roots and the music she was introduced to by her father as a child. She closes out the track by paying respect to the late Nicodemus, one of dancehall's greats with her rendition of one of his famous verses. On her final song "Stand For Something" produced by Royal Order Music, she is “telling every youth mi see that the only sure way for growth is to stand for something”. The EP closes out with a dub version of "Stand for Something" produced by Suns of Dub which includes Ras Jammy, Jah Bami, and Addis Pablo (son of the late GreatAugustus Pablo).
Stand for something or you gonna fall for anything. Rise up and wise up. Keida and her team Great Whyte Entertainment have worked to ensure that Ebb and Flow is sending a message that encourages all people to hold on to a different way of thinking, to engage in positive actions and to take an active part in shaping a new consciousness.