Reggae singer and songwriter Sycorah has just released the first single and official video for Skin (2017) from her forthcoming EP Rustique Energy which is set to be released in 2018.
Skin is produced by Delroy “Phatta” Pottinger from Phat Trax Records in Jamaica. He also produced her recent release Undercover Lover (2017).
Sycorah’s distinctive smooth soulful Lovers Rock sound can be described as being reminiscent of Lauren Hill and the strong delivery compared to Diana King. She was born Simone Samantha Daley to former teacher Desmond Daley and Singer Barbara Brown. She is the second of four children and was raised in Kingston 11, Jamaica.
Her music career began in 2009 with an introduction to legendary Reggae producer Bobby Digital. She recalls, Bobby Digital said I had a “fresh sound” and we started working together that very same night, in the studio. She enjoyed working with Digital and went on to complete her first single “Satisfy You” (2010). It was brought to life on the airways by radio disc jockey Mighty Mike. The song played over the Tantric Rhythm on Irie FM.
Sycorah was inspired by her parents. Her late mother was a Dancehall artist known as Sneaking Rachel. She managed Sycorah’s music career until she died. Her last words to her daughter were “You’re going to be a star.” She also carries the words of her father who continues to be a forceful influence for her success. His motto of encouragement to her is, “If you believe in something hard enough you will achieve”.
In 2009 she recorded two dubs, “Healing” and “Your Fingers” these were later released in 2010 by producer Mikey Brooks on the Coptic Lion Record Label. She changed her name to Sycorah which reflected her decision to pursue a professional music career, and she says she felt compelled to reinvent herself.
She later went on to work with Ernie Wilks on a single called “Keep It on the Low “(2010) on the Rude Boy Rhythm on his label Mistawilks Productions. She says “That song is a tribute to my life in the employment environment. I must tell you, it was very rough as I searched for work to support my music.”
Sycorah also worked with producer/singer Elijah from Switzerland on a single called “Tell Me How You Feel Sycorah is still working on her forthcoming “EP” and is in preparation for an upcoming tour. You will certainly be hearing more of this distinctive voice in 2017 and beyond.