Auckland singer-songwriter Sammy Johnson has announced the tracklisting and cover art for his first entirely reggae album Cool & Easy, set to release on January 22nd, 2021 via tastemaker label Mensch House Records. The first single, “Cool & Easy” is out now and available instantly with a pre-save or pre-order of the album. Listen to “Cool & Easy” single online at https://youtu.be/4qzSs_52kIw
"'Cool & Easy' is so many things," said Sammy Johnson. "It’s the rekindling of my love for reggae music, it's my first reggae full album and it is a true authentic expression of how reggae music has touched my life and blessed me with the opportunity to do what I love.”
Sammy continues, "I know the world is in such a fragile state right now. As easy as it would have been for me to reflect on that, I felt so strongly to consciously create something that would provide a place of refuge, peace, love and happiness. I’m so proud of this album and I pray that you receive it with all the love and good vibes it's wrapped up in."
While Johnson is known for his genre-bending skills, he pays tribute to reggae and his icons on "Cool & Easy", bringing his signature croon to catchy, timeless beats. A staple at reggae festivals, Sammy Johnson has performed at tastemaker events including One Love, Cali Roots and more both in the US and abroad. Produced by Grammy Winning producer J-Vibe, Cool & Easy is an authentic expression of how reggae music has affected Johnson’s music and life. In a year of uncertainties, Sammy Johnson focuses on giving fans a bright escape, setting an optimistic path for the beginning of 2021.
While the COVID-19 pandemic forced most musicians to slow down, Sammy Johnson has remained active releasing a series of new singles and acoustic tracks as offerings to fans during the lockdown. His previous single “Amazing” charted in three countries on iTunes, hitting #2 in New Zealand on the R&B charts and #20 on the overall charts, and #51 in Australia on R&B charts. Sammy Johnson was also honored at the Island Music Awards in 2020, winning the "Best Collaboration" award for his contribution to “Queen Majesty” alongside reggae superstars Common Kings and The Green.
Pre-order / Pre-save Cool & Easy single here: https://fanlink.to/sjcoolandeasy
Sammy Johnson's "Cool & Easy" track list is as follows:
1 - Come a Little Closer
2 - She's a Keeper
3 - It's Alright
4 - For Your Love
5 - I Don't Wanna Know
6 - If You Knew
7 - Could You Be
8 - Cool & Easy
9 - The Edge
10 - Cool & Easy feat. Eli-Mac