Pre-order/pre-save the album HERE.
Claye’s songwriting gift has resulted in him writing hits for the likes of Sean PaulChip and Aloe Blacc, but the UK-based,Kingston-born artist has put the spotlight back on himself. His recent singles ‘Murda’ and ‘Forever’ have picked up support at radio and press alike, with Kiss Fresh1XtraHouse of Solo and Clash all highlighting Claye’s undeniable talent.
Now Claye again raises his game with his new album ‘Medicine’, which will be released on January 31st. Aside from some carefully curated guest features, Claye wrote, produced and performed everything on the album.
I’ve always been fond of story-telling and word-play however complex or simple, especially when it comes to love songs, and I believe I have a remedy. A medicine for love songs” says Claye.
Claye has launched the album by sharing the new song ‘Walls’. A romantic and timeless R&B ballad, ‘Walls’ finds Claye supporting his silky, passionate vocal harmonies with naturalistic piano which underlines the song’s lovelorn message.
Collectively, ‘Medicine’ stirs genres at will with a rush of Island flavor further infused by elements of contemporary R&B, reggae and pop. It’s unified by Claye’s eclectic voice, which seemingly effortlessly floats from boisterous to party-starting to tender and affectionate and back again. You can hear his songwriting pedigree throughout, with hooks that quickly embed themselves into the memory.
While the singles demonstrate Claye’s strength as a one-man force, his also excels when calling on some featured guests. Early album highlight ‘Bamboo’ is later reprised with a remix featuring Ayo Beatz, whose dynamic bars once again elevate the track’s energy. Elsewhere, Doktor brings the dancehall vibe to the global-facing ‘Body Language’J Spades adds reggae-tinged raps to the sunshine grooves of ‘Cure’, and the Costa Rican artist Mar Villarreal simmers with soul and sensuality on the duet ‘Green Light’.
‘Medicine’ is now available to pre-order and pre-save from HERE with ‘Walls’‘Forever’ and ‘Murda’ all provided as instant downloads.
The foundations for Claye’s talents were forged in childhood. A classically trained pianist, his love of music resulted in him teaching himself guitar and drums too. His youthful talents soon spread to the studio as Claye started producing reggae tracks as a teenager.
Claye’s first big break came when he signed a publishing deal with Roc-Nation. His biggest hit to date came when he co-wrote Sean Paul’s ‘Hold My Hand’ – a track which has passed 50 million streams and featured on the Grammy-nominated album ‘Imperial Blaze’Claye’s other credits include collabs with ChipAloe BlaccBeenie ManVybz KartelKy-Mani MarleyBusy Signal and Michael Patrick Kelly.
‘Medicine’ tracklist:
   ‘Badbwoy’‘Bamboo’‘Forever’‘Full Hundred’‘Gimme A Piece’‘Iloveyou’‘Jamaican Love’‘Hustle’‘Murda’‘Medicine’‘Room’‘Walls’‘Slow Love’‘Body Language’ – ft. Doktor‘Cure’ – ft. J Spades‘Green Light’ – ft. Mar Villarreal‘Bamboo’ (Remix) – ft. Ayo Beatz