The Dominican Artist Showcases Caribbean Culture in Her New Video
Drenched in influences throughout Reggae, Hip Hop & Soul – rising Caribbean songwriter NAVY has been paving the way with her recent singles. First on our radar after her previous single ‘One Shot’, which introduced an artist with a unique vocal approach and soulful production – The rising songwriter returns with ‘LMK’, a more traditionally soulful piece, with a visual that showcases Dominican street culture.
Authenticity and originality are the key foundations for Navy’s musical output, working alongside Caribbean label and creative community Pretty Boy Worldwide, she’s found a team and family ethos that nurtures talent from the Caribbean islands promoting the Island pop sound. A huge believer in the power of language and heritage in music, Navy regularly writes and performs in Creole, language used by enslaved people in the Caribbean to communicate with each other, Creole differs from island to island, although it always has similar roots -
“I don’t want to sound American, I don’t want to sound British, although I can, but being yourself is going to take you where you need to go,” she says. “Travelling outside of the Caribbean opened my eyes as to how important it is to stand up for what I am. I’m not about to change my skin colour or pretend I’m something or someone I’m not. You either accept me or you don’t, there are millions of artists out there. If you don’t like my stuff, move along.”
Directed by Pretty Boy Worldwide – The new video has us pining for warmer climates.