Rising reggae star Mortimer returns with a new single, “Lightning,” released with top producer Winta James’s Overstand Entertainment. “Lightning” is a classic down-tempo reggae love song with a modern update. With a sparse rhythm section featuring a live Hammond organ and rhythm guitar, joined later by live steel guitar, horns, and synthesizers, Mortimer simultaneously pushes the genre and the song forward, building to a passionate crescendo. A love song for the ages, Mortimer sings his way straight into hearts in a silky falsetto with his romantic, heart-felt lyrics.
“‘Lightning’ is a song I wrote for my wife and I wanted the video to stay true to that,” shares the artist over email. “The video features my wife and our children towards the end. I wanted the vibe to feel as natural as possible, with the person I feel naturally comfortable with and around. That person who has been there for me all these years through thick and thin, ups and downs, frowns and laughter. This video is dedicated to her.”
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