Three decades after he first hit the dancehall scene at age 13 with his breakthrough track “When A Man’s in Love,” ( as featured on our recent Double Barrel mixtape and sampled on Mad Lion’s classic “Take it Easy” ) Yami Bolo is back with a brand-new single.
Yami is one of a handful of Jamaican artists, along with Dennis Brown, Freddie McGregor and Beenie Man, to successfully make the transition from kiddie act to a respected adult artist. But while he’s had a long and fruitful career, it has been a while since we’ve heard any new music from the now NY-based singer. A collaboration with French producer N Jaga, “Love Keeping Us Together” is an affirming message of positivity meant to counteract the dark moments that have enveloped the world since 9/11, delivered in Bolo’s rich, smoky tenor. Set in the same Downtown NYC streets devastated by those terrorist attacks 14 years ago, the video for “Love Keeping Us Together” draws several parallel stories together to send one overall message of love.