Reggae star TARRUS RILEY shares new single \u201cHealing\u201d and announces the upcoming LP by the same name, due for release July 10th via Zojak Worldwide. Produced by noted Jamaican studio wizard Shane Brown and legendary sax man Dean Fraser along with Riley himself, Healing finds \u201cSingy Singy\u201d (as Riley is known to fans) collaborating with a who\u2019s who of today\u2019s top dancehall stars, including Shenseea, Konshens, Dexta Daps, Teejay and Rvssian, on a timely and urgent soundtrack to these turbulent times. The 12-track LP is the first Jamaican reggae album written and recorded entirely during the time of Covid-19. Direct and topical yet spiritual in tone, the project takes stock of the world at a time of unprecedented uncertainty, imagining a future for mankind in which we must move forward without the comforts of the past.\u201cI did a lot of self reflecting, like the world is doing,\u201d Riley says of the inspirations behind the album, his first full-length project since 2014\u2019s Love Situation. \u201cWhat I had to do to not panic, and keep my sanity, is to express myself. Not all of it is inspired by Covid. This project is about life itself: A soundtrack for our lives now, and maybe what is to be our lives.\u201d Healing was made under unique circumstances, as Jamaica instituted daily curfews of as early as 3pm, adding an urgency to the recording process and the recordings themselves. Writing songs on his acoustic guitar, Tarrus would send voice notes to Brown who would sketch rhythms around the lyrics. Tarrus would then drive over an hour each day from his home on Jamaica\u2019s eastern coast to Brown\u2019s Kingston studio to record vocal tracks before lockdown set in, an experience he likens to \u201cpreparing for war.\u201d Fraser and bassist Glen Browne occasionally joined the duo in the studio, while guitarist Mitchum \u2018Khan\u2019 Chin and drummer Kirk Bennett sent in parts from home. With the typically deep talent pool of Jamaican studio singers mostly unavailable due to social distancing, featured artists like Shenseea and even Riley\u2019s children filled the void with backing vocals and harmonies.