Wednesday 13 November 2019

Listen to Eddie Murphy's new reggae solo single

Eddie Murphyis 51.
Eddie Murphyis 51.
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

He's best known as an actor and comedian but Eddie Murphy's skills stretch to music too.

It has been 32 years since Eddie Murphy released his self-titled debut album but despite a hugely successful movie career the star has always continued to make music.

Now he is set to release a new solo single, the reggae track 'Oh Jah Jah' on January 27, having previously released his first track in 20 years, a collaboration with Snoop Dogg called 'Red Light', in 2013.

The 53-year-old star also released two R&B tracks that year, 'You Won't Break My Heart' and 'Temporary' and recently he told Rolling Stone that he has no boundaries genre-wise.

"The same way you can see me sit at a table in a movie and be six different people, the mother and the uncle and all these different things, when I'm in the studio, I can do that, too," he said.

"I'm not trying to be a recording artist and have a certain type of music for the radio. Over 20, 25 years, I got just a library of different shit. I can go right now and put out an album in any genre. I can go right now and put out a country album. Or jazz."

Murphy also said he may release a reggae album, depending on how 'Oh Jah Jah' is received.  Have a listen to it, and his previous release, 'Red Light', below...

 

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