As previously reported by uDiscover Music, Sting, solo star and former frontman with The Police and Jamaican-born American reggae fusion singer Shaggy have teamed up for a new single ‘Don’t Make Me Wait’. The duo have now released the single for the nee track which can be viewed below.
Filmed in Kingston, Jamaica, the new video was directed by Gil Green (Nicki Minaj, Drake, John Legend) and celebrates the duo’s mutual love of Jamaica – its music, the spirit of its people and the vibrancy of its culture.
Following their broadcast debut performance of ‘Don’t Make Me Wait’ on the Grammys live from New York City’s Madison Square Garden, Sting & Shaggy also performed their new single at the NFL’s Superbowl Tailgate event that aired on US television’s NBC network this past Sunday.
‘Don’t Make Me Wait was released on January 25th and will be followed by a collaborative, island-influenced album, entitled 44/876, on 20 April through Interscope/A&M Records.
Sting and Shaggy were initially introduced by Martin Kierszenbaum, Sting’s manager and Shaggy’s former A&R executive. After Sting heard a new track Shaggy was working on, they decided to go into the studio together. Initially, the plan was only to record ‘Don’t Make Me Wait,’ but the rhythms, lyrics and melodies flowed readily between these two accomplished musicians and, as a result, more new songs emerged.
Sting and Shaggy wrote and jammed together for a few weeks in New York City, creating music that seamlessly blends Caribbean rhythms—in traditional and modern styles—with pop craftsmanship and rock energy.
To realise their new album, 44/876, Sting and Shaggy were joined in the studio by musicians and writers from Jamaica and New York including the legendary Robbie Shakespeare of Sly and Robbie, dancehall sensation Aidonia, DJ Agent Sasco and Sting’s long-time guitarist, Dominic Miller as well as writers Tyrantula, Dwayne ‘iLLwayno’ Shippy, Shane ‘Gold Tips’ Hoosong, Machine Gun Funk and Patexx.
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