It’s carnival season, and damn does Alicai Harley know it.
Her latest single, ‘Gold’, is an irresistible slice of summer. Filled with wiggling ear-worms to ensure that you’re singing the sugar sweet hook for the coming days, and gentle grooves to complement her attitude laced angelic vocal, the track is a guaranteed party starter.
Alicai Harley is the first lady of new label, BrukOut, a multi-platform to celebrate every element of Caribbean music and culture. ‘Gold’ ensures that the label is kicked off with a bang, a strong salute to womanhood from every lyric to every dancehall beat. She’s a firecracker of energy, blazing a trail that’s just beginning.
This is her culture.
“I can be sexy without being explicit and still be a lady with class that knows what she wants.”
“Dancehall makes me happy on another level! It’s where I can be free with what I bring to a track whether that may be because of the content or vocally, I just feel in my element.”
“My own! It was an E.P I released in 2012 titled ‘I’m Gonna Make It’.”
Choice of drink
“Whatever the bartender says is the best cocktail!”
“You’ll probably fall for me.”
“My hard drive and headphones – I never leave home without either.”
“Online banking is an absolute Godsend!”
“Girls Trip – It really left me feel thankful of my close friends and almost appreciating each other as we saw a lot of our crazy personalities in those women.”
Words by Tanyel Gumushan