February 26, 2007- Popular Jamaican artist Nadine Sutherland has just wrapped shooting on the music video for her newest hit single “Big Tingz” from her upcoming album Call My Name on Eight76 Records (in-stores April 3, 2007). The upbeat single was released to radio earlier this month, and has quickly become a staple at reggae radio in South Florida and is picking up steam all over the Caribbean. Shot on location at the beautiful Negril Escape resort in Negril, Jamaica the video is directed by Michelle Barnes (Red Rat’s “Crying For My People” and Macka Diamond’s “Bun Him”) of Mad Multimedia Productions and choreographed by local dancers Erica Allen, Anika Thomas, and Nakoy Asher. Every member of the cast and crew was local, from the stylists to the set auditors. Eight76 Records exec Myshjua Archibald flew down to oversee the shoot and was thrilled with the results. “The talent in Jamaica always blows me away. There is so much brilliance there, both aesthetically and creatively, and I get excited just watching these young people express themselves. Very professional as well.” The video showcases several facets of Nadine and will premiere in early March. Some photos and outtakes from the shoot will be available on the eight76 website (www.eight76records.net) and the label’s myspace page (www.myspace.com/eight76), but don’t expect to see too much. “We don’t want to spoil the surprise of the video by giving away too much beforehand”, says Archibald. Sutherland will also perform the song at several of the official events planned for the 2007 World Cup Cricket series taking place March 5 through April 28.
After several years out of the musical spotlight, Nadine’s profile has stepped up in a major way since hooking up with Eight76 Records a little more than a year ago. The association has already produced two hit singles, “Keep Me Safe” and “Cyan Tek It” (featuring Chrisinti) and both label and artist promise that the best is yet to come.
“Big Tingz” is a significant choice for the first single. Written by Nadine and producer Kenroy ‘YahBreeze’ Archibald the song was the first track recorded specifically for the new album. “I work with a lot of different producers, and YahBreeze is definitely once of my favorites,” says Nadine. “I always write, and the vibe and connection was there instantly with us. I immediately wanted to do more songs. We worked together the whole way.” Nadine is also credited as a co-producer on the album. For the next two months, preview music will be available on both Nadine’s myspace page and the label’s page. There will also be snippets on their distributor’s website, CED Entertainment Distribution (www.cedentertainment.com). “We are excited and proud to be working with Eight76 Records and Nadine Sutherland on Call My Name”, said CEO Steve Lane. “This album is great, and the label continues to impress me with their hard work and integrity as well as talent.” Yes, Big Tingz indeed are on the horizon for Nadine Sutherland and Eight76 Records.