(Monday, October 29 – Toronto, ON) On Friday, October 19, JUNO Award-winning Canadian reggae artist, Kirk Diamond released his new single “Once Upon a Time,” a follow up to his 2017 EP GREATER. On the heels of winning his first JUNO award earlier this year (equivalent to a Grammy), Mr. Diamond dropped another gem for his fans that would not only push the bar but also encourage and inspire listeners.
Distributed by VPAL Music and produced by Y Rush (Vybz Kartel, Bounty Killer, Romain Virgo), “Once Upon a Time” is an upbeat inspirational tune as seen in the lyrics – “once upon a time we used to live in love and harmony and once upon a time my best friend wouldn’t want to be my enemy,” which is delivered over an up-tempo rhythm.
Kirk Diamond draws influences from all arenas but specifically dancehall and roots reggae as seen in his music. “The eighties were the golden era of dancehall, which is a subdivision of reggae. My music is conscious with very powerful messages but I cannot help but pay homage to those who paved the way for me, dancehall is a part of our culture. It is a part of my culture.”
Earlier this week, popular reggae music site, reggaeville.com exclusively premiered the lyric video to “Once Upon a Time” and can be seen here. The single is now available on all digital streaming platforms.
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About Kirk Diamond
Kirk Diamond, born in Spanish Town, Jamaica and raised in Canada has drawn influences from some of the most legendary reggae acts of our time, including none other than Bob Marley and the Wailers, Peter Tosh, Third World, Derrick Morgan, and Buju Banton to name a few. His music speaks for itself as it plays on eighties dancehall with a modern twist to conscious tunes. Fresh off a 41-city tour, Kirk Diamond and the Movement of Ahryel is back in the studio creating more magic for their fans and gearing up to release new music in 2019.