What does a veteran dancehall diva and a rising star, have in common? Well for one, a new single titled “Come Ova” produced by Dameon Gayle of Warrior Musick Productions. Delus and Patra teamed up on the dancehall track that is sure to be a club hit. The mature lyrics and Gayle’s signature hard hitting riddim will undoubtedly appeal to fans, DJs and fellow artists.
Gayle, who is also responsible for the production of Delus’ mega hit, “What Tomorrow May Bring,” remarks “It was a wonderful experience for me working with one of the greats from the 90s and one of the best of our time. The song literally appeared out of thin air – ‘a moment in time’ I would call it. Delus and Patra executed the song flawlessly and I am just happy to be a part of history in the making with these two professional artists.”
Patra, who has been on hiatus for a few years, is back with new management, A&R Executive/Producer Rich Nice and an album slated for release this summer. In a recent interview with the Jamaica Observer, Patra stated the following about her return, “I’m a sex symbol and I am ready to give a show. I am back with a new mature edge. It is not about going on stage and spitting lyrics. 2012 will see the return of the ‘Queen’ in full force.”
The dancehall artist first achieved success in 1994 when she was featured on Shabba Ranks single “Family Affair” which peaked at #84 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. She followed up with “Worker Man” which also peaked at #53 on the Hot 100 chart, the Top 20 on the R&B chart and #1 on the U.S. Dance chart. Her second single, “Romantic Call,” a collaboration with emcee Yo-Yo, also did well. Patra recorded her debut album Queen of The Pack, which featured the hit single, “Think (About It)” and sophomore album Scent of Attraction, both of which did very well. However, her biggest hit was the remake of Grace Jones’ “Pull Up to the Bumper.”
Delus, who has been busy promoting single “What Tomorrow May Bring,” states “I liked working with Patra on this project and hope there will be another opportunity to work with her in the near future. Dameon was instrumental in making the connection and I am really grateful for his support. I hope the single will resonate well with fans and based on the initial response, I think it will.”
Stacey Bethel, Delus’ manager adds, “I like the pairing. When you listen to the single, the chemistry between Delus and Patra is evident and I can’t wait to see them perform the song together. Like “Another Gal” which was a summer 2011 hit, I think “Come Ova” will be the summer 2012 hit. Or at least we hope it will be.”
Jamaica’s Zip FM will be one of the first stations to premiere the single today with others to follow over the weekend.