Reggae artist Shuntai is originally from Jamaica, but he now resides in Oviedo, Florida. His lifelong affair with music began when he was very young, and in the years since he’s had the opportunity to hone his craft and open for artists like Janet Lewis, Marlon Anderson, Bridget Blucher, Dr. Lt Stitchie, Sanchez, Judy Mowatt, and DJ Nicholas. His single Every Thing Bless offers great insight into the kind of music he makes – this is authentic reggae blended with messages of faith and unity.
Shuntai writes, produces, and performs his own compositions, and has released quite a bit of material throughout his career. His major projects include Guide and Protect Dem Lord (2010) It’s All About Love-Remix (2011), Umoja Now I Say God’s Children (2011), Music Is My Destiny (2016), Don’t You Ever trust Dem (2016), and Children Of Zion Weep No More (2017). Every Thing Bless was released in 2019, and since its premiere, it has been spreading a message of togetherness and peace to all who have heard it.
The track features classic reggae guitar rhythms, lovely backing vocals and harmonies, and minimalistic production that allows the song itself to be the focus. The hook is simple and catchy, and easy to sing along with after you’ve heard it just once. Shuntai says that in reggae music, the focus is always on bringing people together from all backgrounds and focusing on love and unity, and this track shows clearly that he is working to do exactly that with his music.
Also worth mentioning are the lyrics in this track. Shuntai shines a positive light on a number of situations, including truths from childhood and staying faithful throughout the successes of your life. He also reveals the exact meaning of “every thing bless” – it’s the Caribbean way to say that everything is alright. He even includes a translation of this phrase in multiple Caribbean languages.
This year has been a challenge for nearly everyone, and we could all use more uplifting concepts in the music that we listen to. Take a step back from your day and enjoy a few minutes of peace with Every Thing Bless. Shuntai‘s continual messages of peace, love, and unity are good for the soul and for the world.
BELOW: Listen to Every Thing Bless, and connect with his website and social media platforms. Please support Shuntai by visiting him online, and playing, downloading, and/or purchasing his music, or attending a live show! And, as always, thank you for supporting real music!
(Want to have your music reviewed on The Ark of Music? Click HERE.)