Jamaican star, Protoje, kicks in 2022 with a new single titled “Hills” along with a music video for the new song while announcing summer album and tour plans.
Born and raised in Saint Elizabeth, Jamaica to singer Lorna Bennett and former calypso king Mike Ollivierre, Protoje blends hip hop, soul and jazz into his native sounds of reggae and dancehall. After seeking what the Jamaican wordsmith describes as restoration and seclusion, he is back with a dub hip-hop produced anthem by 8TRACK & IV The Polymath with “Hills” which is the first single off Protoje’s summer album, expected to be out via In.Digg.Nation Collective / RCA Records.
Protoje shares: “This song narrates what the last two years have been like for me, living in the mountains while the world was on lockdown. Connecting with the simplicity that exists here and being inspired with what I see surrounding me. With the release of this single it’s like: I’ve been away for a little while, but here’s what I’ve been up to.”
Its video, directed by Samo, gives us an inside look into his domain and his journey to wellness. Set high above sea level in the hills of Jamaica, The Habitat is where the artist calls home. From fresh air, herb, fruit and water to daily runs and meditations in the hilltops, the openness of his tropical surroundings provide a sense of clarity—to feel without distractions.
Watch: Protoje – “Hills”
Article By: Mike Patti