Alborosie drops documentary
The new mini documentary Alborosie Meets The Wailers United: The Making Of Unbreakable was launched yesterday.
The documentary gives fans an inside look at the production and process of making the seventh studio album by the Italian reggae artiste, which was released in June.
The documentary includes testimonies by Alborosie along with commentary from Aston Barrett Jr, son of Aston “Family Man” Barrett (bass player of The Wailers) and nephew of the late Carlton “Carly” Barrett (drummer of The Wailers); guitarist of The Wailers, Junior Marvin and musician, Tyrone Downie, who feels the project will “go down in musical history as a landmark album”.
The album features collaborations by a number of reggae greats including Beres Hammond, Chronixx, Jah Cure and Raging Fyah.
The latest single Unforgiven is a reggae interpretation of 1991 Metallica rock ballad The Unforgiven and draws on the strengths of the Grammy nominated Raging Fyah.
According to Alborosie, the song adds a new edge to the album and addresses contemporary issues with a thoroughly modern feel, while still honouring traditional reggae sounds. The video will be released in the next month.
“I've been a Metallica fan from 1989, at a tender age, and Unforgiven is one of my favourite tracks,” said Alborosie. “I always wanted to do a rock metal cover in a reggae style”.
“We all came together to create magic, its such a great experience and a privilege and honor to me,” Alborosie stated at the end of the documentary. “It is the beginning of a new time and I love it; and I can't wait to push it out so the world can hear Unbreakable.”