By Kevin JacKson—
SINCE his debut in 2004 with the album Enlarging the Boundary (produced by Gifton Smith), Jabez has steadily built a name for himself in gospel music circles. The singer’s latest set, Re-connect, has debuted at number 33 on the Billboard Reggae album chart.
Released by Tads Records, Re-connect has 13 songs, one of which is a collaboration with singer Kim Alex titled It’s OK. Other tracks include Cancelled, Dwell in Your Presence, and Help Me Through the Storm. Producers on the album include Adrian Scarlett, Corey Clarke and Earth Element Music. Among the musicians are Nicholas Marks (keyboard), Brian Russell (bass guitar) and Rajiv Laird (drummer). Jabez (given name Clive Provost) is from Linstead in St Catherine. He is known for songs including Drinking from my Saucer, Warrior O and Mi Know Say Mi Blessed. But its his latest single, Cancelled, which has been taking the local gospel music arena by storm.
“I wrote Cancelled from a personal experience. I was under a spiritual attack. As you go through life, not everyone who smiles with you is with you. So you have to cancel them from your life,” said Jabez.
Since the release of Re-connect, following a three-year break from music, Jabez said there has been a huge demand for the product. “The album is doing well. There’s a huge demand, especially in the Tri-State Area and the Caribbean. I have been getting a lot of positive feedback,” he said.