Reggae star Capleton is expected to release his upcoming album in 2016 — as first reported by Hype Life Magazine. This album, which is yet to be titled, will be his his first album since 2010’s set ‘Iternal Fire’ and will be his twenty-first studio album.
It has been disclosed that its scheduled to drop this summer. The 48-year-old deejay said that he continuously records new songs which keeps him current and with a number of hit songs going back to the late 1980s, Capleton retains a consistent tour schedule.
“Wi love fi give the album dem space, mek the people dem get fi know the song dem,” he said.
“There is never a race fi put out an album.”
At this stage of his career, Capleton said he is not desperate for hit songs.
“It always important to have a hit song. As an artiste, wi always a voice, but some songs don’t get the rotation,” he said.
“But the important thing is wi have a catalogue, a track record.”
Capleton first announced the release of his upcoming album in early January, when a social media fan asked “if the artiste is not planning to release a new project for his fans.”
“Soon… I release a few singles @itunes for now,” Capleton replied.
Capleton, whose real name Clifton Bailey, exploded out of St Mary in the late 1980s with hard-hitting dancehall songs like “No Lotion Man” and “Bombo Red.” In the 1990s, his life and music became more spiritual, which can be heard on anthems such as “Tour,” “Wings of The Morning” with Method Man and “Jah Jah City.”