- Jamaican singer Burning Spear has finally released a new album after over a decade of speculation.
- The new album dubbed ‘No Destroyer’ has kept fans worldwide patiently waiting since it has almost been 15 years since the Grammy-winning ‘Jah Is Real’ album was released.
- ‘No Destroyer’, released via Spear’s own label Burning Music, has been ready since around 2012.
Jamaican singer-songwriter Winston Rodney better known by his stage name as Burning Spear has finally released a new album after over a decade of speculation.
The new album dubbed No Destroyer has kept fans worldwide patiently waiting since it has almost been 15 years since the Grammy-winning Jah Is Real album was released.
No Destroyer, released via Spear’s own label Burning Music, has been ready since around 2012. The album was recorded at the legendary New York City studio Magic Shop.
That studio has been quite a legendary spot for singers including Norah Jones, Lou Reed and David Bowie.
Spear first spoke about it in 2011, saying then there was “no deadline”.
Then, in 2022 (and after much public speculation) he said:“This album… was recorded [and mixed] in the Magic Shop… and mastered at Sterling Sound, New York. So, the people, especially my fans, they just have to have a little patience and they will receive this album when the time is right”.
The time is clearly right, as the wait is over. No Destroyer is classic Spear: richly arranged orchestration, strong vocal performances, and compelling lyrics.
It is also believed that the reason why Spear’s musical output has come through his own Burning Music Production Label for a number of years, is to rightfully protect what is his intellectual property.
BURNING SPEAR – NO DESTROYER
Release date: 08/18/2023
01. The Spear
02. No Destroyer
05. Cure For Cancer
08. Open The Gate