After the trio of albums In.Digg.Nation Collective released in 2020 as part of its new deal with RCA, Protoje is back with a new album – and once more, it’s all about the matter of ‘time’.
Third Time’s The Charm, released via In.Digg.Nation Collective and Six Course Music/RCA Records, is a natural companion both musically and thematically to Protoje’s previous release, 2020’s In Search Of Lost Time, and the first album in the ‘time trilogy’, 2018’s A Matter of Time. The former, though, veered further from a Roots/Revival Reggae path, seeing Protoje return to his own Hip Hop roots as well as embracing Alt RnB/Neo Soul and a smorgasbord of styles in between. But with this new release, the emphasis heads back to Jamaica – but while still paying homage to Black music worldwide and Protoje’s Hip Hop foundations.
This is Protoje’s sixth album, but it gets its title because it concludes the trilogy that began on 2018’s A Matter of Time and continued with 2020’s In Search of Lost Time, as Protoje explains: “Third Time’s The Charm concludes this trilogy of albums that directly focus on my study of time and how important it is to make sure what you’re doing is fulfilling you in every way. Sonically it’s a bit more reggae than my last, even though reggae is always the root, I had some fun implementing all the sounds I’ve grown to love.”
In addition to featuring Jesse Royal (who’s on recent single “Family”), the album has appearances by Jorja Smith, Lila Iké, and Samory I, plus production from Iotosh, Ziah .Push and Zion I Kings.
Family Ft. Jesse Royal
Ten Cane Row Ft. Jorja Smith
Late At Night Ft. Lila Iké
Love For Me
Here Comes The Morning
Heavy Load Ft. Samory I
Protoje — 2022 Tour Dates
Fri/Sep-23 in Lawrence, KS @ Bottleneck ^*
Sun/Sep-25 in Denver, CO @ Cervantes ^*
Tue/Sep-27 in Salt Lake City, UT @ Soundwell ^*
Thu/Sep-29 in Arcata, CA @ Arcata Theatre Lounge ^*
Fri/Sept-30 in Reno, NV @ Virginia Street Brewhouse ^*
Sat/Oct-01 in Ventura, CA @ Ventura Music Hall ^*
Mon/Oct-03 in Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades ^*
Tue/Oct-04 in Berkeley, CA @ The UC Theatre ^*
Wed/Oct-05 in Los Angeles, CA @ Novo ^*
Fri/Oct-07 in San Diego, CA @ Beach House ^*
Sat/Oct-08 in Las Vegas, NV @ Reggae Rise Up
^ Jesse Royal
Article by Kailee Maguire