Award-winning reggae rock-pop duo, Black Creek Reign have released their newest single, “Run Away”.
Echoing calls to a lover to pick up and take off for a night, and teeming with sweet thoughts and island vibes, the track features Black Creek Reign members Darren Armoogam and Lex Stultz alongside collaborations with fellow Toronto-based crossover group, The Band Destiny, and Caribbean artist, Logun.
“Reggae is a genre that’s been near and dear to our hearts since our inception,” Armoogam shares. “It’s energetic, vibrant, calming, and can even be political at the same time.
“We’re all about creating within a very fluid genre-bending experience, and are influenced by a variety of styles — rock, pop, funk, and everything in between,” he continues. “But with reggae, there’s a sense of authenticity in it with us, too, considering half the band has an origin story there.”
“Our friends The Band Destiny and Logun really hit a home run with their parts, and this song would not be the same without them,” Stultz says, citing the contributions from Trinidad & Tobago’s Logun (Kevin Ramlogan), and Toronto and Trinidad & Tobago’s The Band Destiny’s Stephen Nanan, Celine Nanan, Dylan Harpal, Curtis Bernard, Kamela Singh, Vijai Ramdath, Vikash Ramdath, Kiran Dhindlal, Shrija Srivastava, and Armoogam, who is also a member.
“The Band Destiny have been our friends for years now, and skillfully blend reggae, soca, chutney, and Bollywood-style music in a way that makes it no surprise they’ve won ‘Top Soca Band’ in Toronto three years in a row.
“Logun has shared the stage with the likes of Wayne Wonder and Ludacris, to name a few, and brings his own unique, Island-rooted flair into the genres of hip hop, reggae, roasting, and soca,” Stultz continues. “We’ve also known him for quite some time, and saw this collaboration as the perfect opportunity to incorporate a vibe that only he can execute. Really, we couldn’t have done it without him, he crushed it.”
“In all,” Armoogam adds, “this song is a rare blend of authentic Caribbean vibes that’s edgy and exotic — perfect for Summer!”
Penned and produced by Armoogam and Stultz, Logun joins on songwriting credits, while The Band Destiny’s Stephen Nanan and Global Music Entertainment’s Jovan Jovanov join on production.
Check out “Run Away” below, and stay up to date with Black Creek Reign via their socials.
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