Protoje’s perspective on his life’s most pivotal events expands with In Search of Lost Time: Deluxe. The influential Jamaican recording artist’s groundbreaking fifth studio opus makes an encore presentation this year repackaged with new artwork and three additional tracks. Still Blooming (featuring Lila Iké & IzyBeats), Still Royal (featuring Popcaan, Pa Salieu & Toddla T) and Righteous continue the album’s narrative of introspection. Protoje’s latest release of music follows the 2020 launch of his first LP In Search of Lost Time for RCA Records in a partnership with his label and artist management company In.Digg.Nation Collective facilitated through Six Course Music.
The conscious artist, dubbed a leader of the “reggae revival” movement, coloured outside the lines for his cinematic, ethereal, multi-genre LP, which was released on August 28, 2020. Protoje’s In Search of Lost Time stays in rotation. He executive produced the entire project and co-produced five out of the thirteen original tracks.
Ziah, one of the album’s core beatsmiths, is at the helm on the brand new song Righteous, which is accompanied by a new visualizer today directed by Yannick Reid. In the one-shot visual, Protoje jogs through a road in a mountainous area of Kingston, Jamaica, bursting his illustrious dexterity of lyrics to the camera. In signature Protoje fashion, his effortless stream of thought motivates the listener to echo the harmonious layers of each bar.
In addition to Righteous, Protoje freshens up the album with two remixes.
IzyBeats, the hit-making co-producer of Koffee’s Toast and Lila Iké’s I Spy, reunites with Protoje and Lila to spruce up In Bloom. The result is Still Blooming, a more spacious mid-tempo remix where Lila Ike’s vulnerable tone whisks against a laid-back reggae-styled medley of guitar strumming; plus Protoje is in tandem as he matches not only Lila’s heart-felt sentiment, but also aligns with the nimble bounce of IzyBeats’ hypnotic bassline. The animated visualizer brought new life to the original gem thanks to the creative minds of Joshua Solas, Acquille Dunkley and Yannick Reid.