Good things come to those who wait. Jamaican reggae-phenom Jamar McNaughton, more commonly known and referred to as Chronixx had revealed in December that his debut, full-length album was to be expected at some point in 2017. Putting the rumors and speculation to rest, Chronixx recently announced that his debut full-length album Chronology will be released June 30 via Soul Circle / Virgin Records (Universal) featuring 16 new tracks…
The 24-year-old breakthrough artist has been hard at work crafting his follow-up effort with his latest EP release of Dread & Terrible which rang in at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Reggae Albums Chart when it dropped in April 2014, and also placed on the Billboard 200. Chronixx has stayed busy throughout the writing process of his debut album having focused in on several collaborations -– most recently with Jah9 for a remix of the track “Hardcore.”
[Related: Chronixx ‘Chronology Tour’ Dates & Remix of Jah9’s ‘Hardcore’]
Achieving mainstream success, Chronixx also notched an endorsement deal recently as the face of Adidas’ new Spring/Summer 2017 Spezial Collection, which promotes ‘70s inspired Jamaican tracksuits, polos, jersey and sneakers.
In regards to the release of his forthcoming debut LP, it was revealed in a recent interview with Billboard that Chronology was recorded throughout several different studio locations including Brooklyn, Kingston, London and Chicago. To the delight of many, Chronixx has also announced the release of the new single “Skanking Sweet” which can be heard below. The track boasts a solid bass-line and relaxing instrumentals with accompanying horns- – turn this one up loud!
If the rest of the album sounds anything close to the new single, than we have a lot to be excited about! Check out the full track listing below for Chronology and check back on May 19 for pre-order options.
Chronixx – Chronology Tracklist:
1.) Spanish Town Rocking
2.) Big Bad Sound (feat. Chronicle)
3.) Skankin Sweet
4.) Ghetto Paradise
5.) Country Boy
6.) Smile Jamaica
7.) I Can
8.) Selassie Children
9.) Black Is Beautiful
13.) Tell Me Now
16.) I Know Love (Bonus Track)
Chronixx On Tour:
Chronixx has been taking his live show on the road, touring throughout most of 2017 and recently wrapped up US Dates with Jah9 -– Chronixx will soon be heading out to perform a slew of dates in the UK and will also be performing later this Summer in The Netherlands, Japan, Germany, France and other select locations across the world. You can find a full listing of his tour dates below!
Article By: Brian Glaser
Photo By: David Norris
Listen: Chronixx – “Skanking Sweet”