Chronixx announces his return with his first solo material for 2020. Today, the 27-year-old Jamaican star comes through blazing with bravado on his brand new single and video “Dela Move.” The track is an alluring prelude to Dela Splash, his highly-anticipated sophomore album slated for release later this year. The LP will follow his 2017 GRAMMY-nominated debut Chronology.
Chronixx, who has undeniably ushered a soulful, conscious, and musical movement out of Jamaica, proves that he is a force to be reckoned with on “Dela Move.” Its accompanying visual is a fantastical coming-of-age tale directed by Nabil Elderkin (whose credits include Kanye West, Dua Lipa, John Legend and Frank Ocean). The video was shot on Chronixx’s stomping grounds of De La Vega, Jamaica’s former capital founded as the original settlement of Spanish Town.
“Dela Move,” produced by J.L.L. and Chronixx, is the intro track for Dela Splash. The album’s title pays homage to Chronixx’s hometown annual concert by the same name. The now defunct event for almost a decade featured some of the island’s biggest stars. Chronixx is part of a long line of musicians from Spanish Town such as his father Chronicle, Prince Far I, Papa San and Koffee. There’s not something in the water in this fertile ground for multi-talented artists. It’s just passionate striving. “Knowing that where I’m from is a place of creativity gave me confidence as a creator,” Chronixx states.
Chronixx tapped his go-to producer Romaine “Teflonzincfence” Arnett on the majority of the album. The musical collection will defy genre and feature special guest collaborations to be announced at a later date. According to Chronixx, he wants to “harness the full artillery of sounds that have been passed forward to us through the works of the great Diaspora and African music innovators.”
Since his #1 U.S. Billboard chart-topping releases – 2014 Dread & Terrible EP followed by his 2017 Chronology album – Chronixx has ignited a movement for a new generation that has brought reggae and Jamaican culture to the world and lured listeners of other genres. As part of that, he collaborated with Ed Sheeran for a fun-filled summer-jam remix of “I Don’t Care,” featuring Justin Bieber and Koffee in 2019. Chronixx rounded off 2019 with Free Nationals on “Eternal Light” and joined Wiz Kid on StarBoy’s “Jam.” He has sold out headlining shows across Africa, the Caribbean, the U.S., Canada, Japan, Australian and Europe. In the UK, his previous nationwide headline tours include a record-breaking date at London’s Alexandra Palace, where Chronixx played to over 10,000 fans, making it the largest capacity headline show by any roots reggae artist in British history. He has graced the stages of major music festivals, including Glastonbury, Coachella and Governor’s Ball, not to mention the fact that he also landed highly-praised support slots for the Stone Roses in Manchester City FC’s Etihad stadium, U2 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, and Nas and Ms. Lauryn Hill on their 2017 North American tour. Advertising executives tapped him for an Adidas Originals campaign, he landed features in Vogue, GQ, and The New York Times and performed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon twice. The Netflix series Top Boy featured the Chronology hit “Skankin’ Sweet,” and a Jo Malone fragrance campaign was scored by “I Can.” Chronixx returns in 2020 with his sophomore album Dela Splash, starting with the latest single “Dela Move.”