Hey guys! This is a really exciting single for me, working with one of my favorite musicians, Jubba of Dubtonic Kru, and releasing with my dream label VP records.
This all started as a crazy idea to bring producers from Toronto to collaborate with Jamaican Musicians at Tuff Gong Studios, funded in part by the Ontario Arts Council. (Thank you OAC!) The recording sessions were successful and led to further work with Jubba of Dubtonic Kru. Long story short, this is the first single off the upcoming EP Lim and The Lion and YES...it was written for a real life XBoyfriend. When I first let him hear the song, I told him it would one day play on the radio so he could remember the sweet memory of me leaving.
Now, prior to official release the single has surpassed my wildest expectations at over 20,000 listens on VP record's Soundcloud. Even more incredible women have been writing to me expressing how they are listening to this song as they are finding the strength to leave abusive relationships! Men are writing to me telling me they listen to it when they feel stressed out and it soothes them (???) Wow. Whatever the reason, thank you everyone for listening. I can't wait for you to hear the rest of the record from these special recording sessions.
“X Boyfriend” is the passionate story of a love gone sour. Singaporean-Canadian artist Masia One, recently crowned “Best Overall Female Artist” and “Social Media Champion” by VIMA Asia Music Awards, eloquently penned the song that got nominated in the “Best Pop Song” category of the same awards herself. “X Boyfriend” is the first single of the upcoming album “Lim And The Lion”, a MERDEKA Group project in collaboration with White Stone Productions. The album will include features with Dubtonic Kru. While Masia One is usually at home in hip hop, she shows that sheʼs just as much at ease with reggae here.
Release Date: May 6, 2014
Label: Merdeka Group / White Stone Productions / VPAL ISRC Code: QM 9YQ 14 00026
Catalog Number: WSP 021