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Tessanne, Bugle debut albums

Natanga Smith

Tessanne, Bugle debut albums

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TESSANNE CHIN hasn’t stopped pinching herself months after winning the prestigious The Voice talent show in the United States.
“There are times I look at it and said, ‘that happened?’ but I am happy for it . . . It was a breathtaking experience,” she told WEEKEND BUZZ.
She performed at the climax of the Digicel Reggae Festival at the Reggae On The Hill at Farley Hill on Sunday and was in awe of the response of the crowd, calling the day amazing.
“I couldn’t believe the big sea of people having a good time and rocking to the music,” she said.
“I?have to admit I was nervous, but I am always most nervous peforming at home and in the Caribbean. But I had a good time.”
Tessanne is currently home in Jamaica recording her album and looking forward to releasing her first single this month. She also has The Voice tour lined up where she will be away from June to August.
“I am working hard so I am happy.”
She said she was looking forward to more people from the Caribbean on The Voice but admitted it was harder than it seemed.
“Be prepared to work your butt off,” she said laughing. “Continue to practice and be the best you can be.”
Her fellow countryman Bugle was also on The Hill, performing there for the first time, but it was actually his third time performing in Barbados.
Bugle’s debut album, Anointed, will be released on Monday, with collaborations from Lady Saw, I-Octane, Tarrus Riley and Julian Marley.
His big hit Infidelity, done with Lady Saw is also on the album and he spoke to WEEKEND BUZZ about how she got on the song and how she was perfect for it.
“I wrote it and recorded it alone but when I listened to it I said I need a female on it . . . one that can talk for the women them and Lady Saw is the voice of the female where dancehall is concerned worldwide.”
He sent the track to her and when she voiced it and sent it back to him he was impressed: “I said ‘Lady Saw you bad’.”
He said the album had on some serious songs to let fans think and listen to it “four and five times.”
“Songs are on it for the pagans and the anointed. I put on some old ones and some new ones.”