Mortimer – Lightning | New Single & Video

by Aug 12, 2019News, Video

Mortimer – Lightning | New Single & Video

Rising reggae star Mortimer returns with a new single, “Lightning,” released with top producer Winta James’s Overstand Entertainment. “Lightning” is a classic down-tempo reggae love song with a modern update. With a sparse rhythm section featuring a live Hammond organ and rhythm guitar, joined later by live steel guitar, horns, and synthesizers, Mortimer simultaneously pushes the genre and the song forward, building to a passionate crescendo. A love song for the ages, Mortimer sings his way straight into hearts in a silky falsetto with his romantic, heartfelt lyrics. The visuals perfectly match as we see love in its purest forms between two children and the artist’s own family.

Mortimer’s previous single for Overstand/Easy Star was the propulsive “Careful,” which came out in October 2018. These songs showcase Mortimer’s broad artistic range and development as a songwriter and arranger who can blend traditional roots reggae with contemporary Jamaican music to create an unmistakable signature sound.

Mortimer is also well-known for contributing his unique musical sensibility to collaborations with Protoje, including a featured spot on the song “Truths & Rights” from the GRAMMY-nominated album “A Matter Of Time”.