London, 13th March 2023 RORYSTONELOVE / BLACKDUBMUSIC PROUDLY PRESENT ALEIGHCIA SCOTT – DO YOU
Digital Single OUT NOW
Soulful reggae powerhouse Aleighcia Scott drops Do You, the long awaited first single from her forthcoming album with legendary producer Rory Stonelove, Windrush Baby.
Supported by a David Rodigan BBC Radio 1xtra world premiere and a Reggaeville video premiere, the new single went straight to number one on the Itunes Reggae Single Chart.
If this isn’t a hit, I don’t know what is
– David Rodigan, BBC 1xtra
Originally recorded by Brook Benton, Do You was covered by Nat King Cole, and then reinterpreted in reggae by John Holt at Studio One in 1970.
Aleighcia first heard John Holt’s version and decided she simply had to cover it. Rory Stonelove and his Blackitesband in Jamaica lovingly recreated the vintage vibes, the dreamy strings were recorded in the UK & Jamaica culminating in a modern lovers’ reggae style.
Both Brook Benton and Nat King Cole were hugely influential artists in Jamaica during the birth of ska, rocksteady and reggae. So Do You is the next stop on the historic journey for this timeless song – and one where Aleighcia’s soaring, heart stopping voice does all previous versions full justice.
“It’s been an absolute honour to work on this single and to pay homage to such a classic” says Aleighcia of Do You’s rich lineage. “Every detail has been thought through with great care and I’m really excited for people to hear it.”
“It’s so exciting to be finally releasing the first single from this project with Aleighcia Scott, as we start our journey to the top…” says Rory of the single and the eagerly anticipated album, Windrush Baby, soon to be heard.
Do You is out March 10th, on Rorystonelove/BlackDubMusic.
An accompanying video, shot at Anchor Studios premiered exclusively on Reggaeville.
LINK WITH ALEIGHCIA SCOTT
NOTES TO PRODUCER/EDITOR
Single Title: Do You
Artist: Aleighcia Scott
Producer: Rory Gilligan
Label: Rorystonelove / Black Dub
Written & Composed by: Brook Benton, Clyde Lovern Otis
Trumpet: Okiel Mckentyre
Saxophone: Oshane Love
Trombone: Randy Fletcher
Alto Saxophone: Dean Fraser
Violin & Viola: Ellen Blair
Violin: Gill Morley
Drums: Kirk Bennett
Bass: Danny Bassie (Donald Dennis)
Guitar: Courtland ‘Gizmo’ White
Keys: Franklin ‘Bubbler’ Waul
Cello: Emily Ruth
Background Vocals: Chevaughn N. Clayton, Roselyn Williams
Release Date: 10 March 2023
Video Premiere: https://www.reggaeville.com/artist-details/aleighcia-scott/videos/video/aleighcia-scott-do-you/