A month after he gave fans the anthem “Never Give Up,” Mavado is back with another inspirational track. The artiste officially released his single “Never Go Win” on YouTube today (April 30).
Like “Never Give Up”, Mavado’s latest track gives off a reggae vibe and is all about the positive. The Tommy G production, which is distributed by Zojak Worldwide, also features upcoming artiste IVoltage.
The rhythm builds up slowly and features the harmony that complements Mavado’s smooth voice. Coupled with sharp and well-delivered lyrics from IVoltage, the song has hit potential.
The lyrics reference the troubles that the world has been facing in the past year, which should make it very relatable for those who’ve encountered struggles due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the opening of the song, IVoltage says, “Whole heep a f***ery gwaan last year still enuh, yuh know,” and let’s just say we can all relate.
The song’s lyrics also pay homage to Mavado’s mother, who recently passed away when she died in hospital in March. The entertainer sings, “Mama though yuh gone, yuh legacy live on. Watch over yuh son, see when mi troubles a come.”
Ultimately it is a feel-good motivational song that will have listeners pressing the repeat button.
Fans have already started sharing positive reactions to the song. One YouTube user commented, “Dem neva go WIN. Another classic from the Gad.” A second user wrote, “Finally!!!!! From it preview me been a wait on it an gully gad neva disappoint.”
The new track sampled Bob Marley’s classic “Turn Your Lights Down Low” and features the media personality turn singer showing off her vocal skills while the Grammy-winning reggae star added that Rastafarian vibe to the soulful single. The track was produced by Linton ‘TJ’ White of TJ Records. A rep for Yanique Barrett says that Ky-Mani Marley was the one who reached out to her for the collaboration before they linked with TJ.
“Ky-mani and I have done work before including a collaboration with Vybz Kartel called Cool and Deadly,” said Linton ‘TJ’ White. “We also have a few more soon-to-be-released singles. When he heard this particular rhythm, though, he wrote and titled the single and also requested Yanique as the female on the track, so I reached out to her to make it happen.”
Yanique Curvy Diva also expressed her excitement with working with Ky-Mani Marley, one of reggae legend Bob Marley’s sons. “Working with Ky-mani was awesome!” Curvy Diva said. “I’m glad I was given the opportunity to do a collaboration with the son of a legend, to really deliver such a hot song. I’m happy about it.”
Yanique recently got caught up in some controversy when she posted a photo of herself and Rob Kardashian. Some gossip media outlets in the U.S. posted a story claiming that the two are dating post his Blac Chyna meltdown on Instagram last week. That story is fake but gave her some free press to promote her career and new music. The single “Turn Your Lights Down Low” is now available on iTunes and is being distributed by Zojak Worldwide. The dancehall singer is also getting ready to embark on her Caribbean Club tour starting in August in Grand Cayman.