Kingston, Jamaica: - The year 2013 is certainly looking to be the breakout year for rising reggae entertainer, Droop Lion. The Freeway singer made his exciting debut in Europe in April, to much acclaim, and the series of shows continues throughout the month of May.
Continuing with a performance in Amsterdam on May 15, Droop Lion moved on to Rotterdam, Reims, Colmar, Paris and Guyancourt, soothing fans with a combination of his trademark “big voice” and his riveting lyrical content. The Rastafarian artiste has been eliciting rave reviews from critics and fans alike all over the continent, as he has kept his vow to let his music do the talking.
“It is a joy to be here in Europe on tour singing for the people and building up a fan base. Being on tour gives you a new appreciation for the power of Reggae music and it ignites a new passion within to be the best Reggae ambassador that you can possibly be,” Droop Lion noted.
“The energy level is incredible – both on the road while travelling in the tour bus from one city or country to the next and also when we reach the venues to perform. Everyone is in harmony and Jah is definitely our guide. Give thanks to Capleton for inviting me to be a part of this mystical, musical experience and also to the Prophecy Band for providing the music,” the young Lion stated.
Droop Lion’s European trip climaxes on May 25 with a stop in Helsinki, where he is scheduled to wrap up his nine-city tour at the Wildlife Festival, held annually in Finland. Wildlife Helsinki takes place from the 24th to the 26th and, this year, the Prophet Capleton is the headline act for the Saturday night. Droop Lion has been the opening act for Capleton on this tour.
The reggae singer makes his return to Jamaica at the end of May and will go straight into studio to continue the production of his debut album, on which he is collaborating with ‘A’ list producers, musicians and artistes.
Droop Lion savoured his first taste of success with the single, Freeway, which he followed up with the soothing Pray for Them, a song he says he penned after a flood a few years ago, which saw two men being washed away in the Sandy Gully. Other standout songs in his steadily growing repertoire include Lock down, a protest song against police brutality, and the thought-provoking Long Way Down.