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Welcome to series two of #ToppleUncaged!
Every week, The Canary will be bringing you an innovative podcast for the media landscape; hosted by me, Steve Topple.
In a special episode, I spoke with a rising star ascending from Jamaica: Mortimer.
Mr Topple x Mortimer
Mortimer has been releasing music for the best part of this decade. Having dropped his debut, Message Music, in 2014 he went on to work twice with the Grammy nominated Protojé, gathering him more attention. Since then, he’s released several tracks to widespread popularity and acclaim, including Careful and Warning. But now, he’s back with the stunning reggae/soul hybrid ballad Lightning. It is a glorious mix of the two genres, with stripped-back instrumental arrangements allowing Mortimer’s versatile voice to truly shine. To accompany Lightning he has also released a beautifully shot video.
So, I caught up with Mortimer for the #ToppleUncaged podcast. We spoke about Lightning, his journey to this point, inspirations, his faith, conscious music and it’s influence and more.
Listen on iTunes here.
CanaryPod: #ToppleUncaged meets Mortimer show notes
Presented, produced and edited by Steve Topple.
Sound engineering by Gav Pauze.
Lightning by Mortimer via Easy Star Records/Overstand Records:
Find out more about Mortimer.
Follow on Twitter:
Steve Topple @MrTopple; The Canary @TheCanaryUK; Mortimer @Mortimer876; Nicola Jeffery @NicolaCJeffery; Gav Pauze @PauzeRadio; Rai Star Music @rai_star113
Use the hashtags #ToppleUncaged #CanaryPod
Topple Uncaged Theme Music: Lost Souls by Lee Wrizzle.
Careful by Mortimer via Easy Star Records/Overstand Records:
Featured image via Steve Topple, Maurice – Wikimedia and Overstand Records
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