MARLA Brown, daughter of reggae great Dennis Brown, follows in her father’s footsteps with a debut EP entitled
This journey is not for me alone. I’m continuing the work of my father so people can feel and see him through me,” she said.
Born in the United Kingdom, Brown — who is in her 20s —spoke to the Jamaica Observer from there last week.
Released on the Golden Brown Music imprint in October, the set boasts production credits by Tony ‘CD’ Kelly, UK disc jockey Asha D, Teka and Dan Dynasty. It is available digitally.
Brown explained the vision behind Deliverance.
“Deliverance truly encapsulates my being and what I represent as an individual: that being love, faith and unity. I wanted this project to contain the ideas, statements and concepts of life I feel needed integral attention; to liberate [others] and create a shared consciousness to encourage growth, unity and love, thus the concept Deliverance being born,” she said.
Tracks include Better Days, Superstar, Mama (Earth), Here Comes The King, One Shot (featuring Runkus), Hunt You Down (featuring Kabaka Pyramid, and an intro, Debwise.
“The introduction, Debwise, is from my dad. As my project is my introduction of myself, there is no better way than greeting you with words of wisdom. Here Comes The King is a tribute to Dad,” she continued.
Brown will be in Jamaica in February to shoot videos for Deliverance.
Dennis Brown, dubbed reggae’s crown prince, died in July 1999 at age 42.
A trained ballet dancer, Marla Brown believes music is a natural transition.
“My grandfather Arthur Brown was an actor and scriptwriter, while Dad was a singer,” she said.
She has shows planned for Costa Rica, Argentina, the UK and United States planned for early next year