new music: deeway and jalal’s “the preacher” is a perfect summer anthem #soundcheck

July 13, 2015

Jubilant horns explode out of a laid back beat. Swirling electric guitars flit like so many lightning bugs in the July sky. Afro-Caribbean percussion skits and floats by, and vocalist Deeway spits out empowering verses “you’re not weak / you’re not slaves / you’re not ugly like they say” before declaring himself “the preacher of love.” “The Preacher,” produced by Paris-based Jalal is one of those perfect summer anthems; chill but makes you move. Serve at maximum volume, chilled, or on the rocks.

By Nathan Leigh, AFROPUNK Contributor