Following the recent release of his music social commentary with “Tipping Point”, the first single from his upcoming debut album “Raining On Mars”, renowned singer-songwriter Lloyd “Cookie” Willacy displays his versatility with the follow-up “Trendsetta” feat international recording reggae artist ORieL.
An Afar Music Production, this second single displays his ability and maturity as a vocalist, lyricist, guitarist, and composer with so much soul within not only the instruments, but the vocals as well. While “Trendsetta” brings a catchy hook and groovy vibe bringing the listener into Cookie’s idea of a trendsetter, ” Walk up in the club, so hot! All eyes on you, she’s hot! Backin’up your rude boys, so hot! Up against the wall, she’s hot! Bottoms up So hot! Head down low She’s hot! That’s how she flows So hot! That’s how she rolls Them a’e trendsetter!”, ORieL balances the ante with his own perception, ”she got wisdom you could never find in books, know her history so she’s proud of how she looks no matter the shade or spots when she twist her dread locks and she hot inna denim but she hotta inna frock”. By rights both are correct as a Trendsetter is defined as “a person who leads the way in fashion or ideas.”
Produced by Lloyd “Cookie” Willacy himself along with Oriel Barry and Ludwig Grant, the pop rock reggae infused “Raining on Mars” album is set for release May 2017.
Lloyd “Cookie” Willacy
Born in Highgate ,a small community in St. Mary Jamaica, growing up Lloyd “Cookie” Willacy would play the guitar for the talent shows at his school, St Mary’s High, backing up the likes of a young Beres Hammond and other schoolmates. Later Lloyd went to live in Spanish town then to Kingston where he started playing with the Super Fenders band with founding member Derrick Lara and Courtland White, the later now currently of Raging Fire band.
As a guitarist Lloyd Willacy as played with some the most impressive musicians and singers from the reggae fraternity; including Jacob Miller while he song with the Rotation band, the Happiness Unlimited with Chokey Taylor and Michael Rose before Black Uhuru, the legendary Big Youth,Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare, Carlton Barrett and Twinkle Brothers to name a few.