Yeah, DIPLO has been bigging up this artist, TESSANE CHIN.
Here’s what some of her press biog says:
“Tessanne is the fresh soulful voice of a new generation of Jamaican musical talent. Her sultry fusion of Dancehall and Reggae with a edgy rock riffs mixed with the honest, heart felt and conscious lyrics she pens herself create a musical style that is uniquely her own. Her exceptional vocal talent and her exotic looks – mix of Chinese, White, Cherokee Indian and African heritage give her unmistakable stage appeal. At the age of 22, Tessanne has already opened on stage for such musical greats as Patti Labelle, Gladys Knight, Peabo Bryson and Roberta Flack, Atlantic Star and Boys 2 Men. She also toured the world as a backup singer with the Reggae Legend Jimmy Cliff for Three years”.
To be honest, I listened to some of her stuff and I think it’s absolute ‘Cack’. It’s really commercial, stuck in the 80’s, cheesy made for US TV power ballad/rock bollocks with an ever so slight Reggae tint. So man, I don’t like it, not one teeny weeny bit.
Anyway, here’s a couple of tracks so you can make up your own minds but be ready to bang on the “STOP” button on your player!