2016 was a year of insight, musical growth and triumph over adversity. “Confidence” was the key, music was the doorway.
After releasing “Confidence 2.0” and “Love SoulJah” EPs, and various successful singles, ORieL will be delivering his debut album to much anticipation in the Spring. Presently at work finishing the yet untitled album, ORieL has released the lead single “People Say”.
Produced by the Afar Music Group production team consisting of ORieL, Ludwig Grant and Lloyd Willacy, “People Say” was written by ORieL and tells of a tale as old as time.. Love! The artist melodious and honey coated raspy voice laid to the R&B infused beat sings of perseverance through people’s skepticism of one’s relationship, ‘…people say its never gonna last but i believe in us so let the people talk..”
Speaking on the song, ORieL stated, “Love is an emotion that connects all humans, no matter the race, creed or class, it is a uniting feeling. We can all relate at one point or another in our lives.”
Further adding “I sing of real life, from social conscious matters to love, People Say is one of the aspects of my upcoming album, just like it is one of the aspects of life..”
The single will shortly be available on all major online digital stores, and for now can be streamed on Soundcloud (https://soundcloud.com/afarmusicgroup/oriel-people-say)
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“Winner of the 2014 Forbes Music Inc. “Best Single Award” with his smash hit single “Confidence”
Oriel Barry was born in Wesley, Dominica a small island in the Caribbean. Growing up, he was part of a drum band and was an active member of his school and church choir. Undoubtedly that was where he discovered and started to develop his passion for the art of music.
Having experimented with the sounds of music his first serious involvement occurred when he migrated to Pittsburgh Pa and formed the sound system vybz Machine with friends in 2005. ORieL quickly settled in and earned his right as a popular club Dj, talented Studio Engineer and is among the best Graphic Designer in the region.
ORieL describes his music as “Reggae/Fusion’’ which is mostly reggae fused with the sound of Jazz, RnB, Rock, Blues and Hip Hop. ORieL performs with his band “The Revoluters” which is also the name given to his fans.
Having mastered the art of production, he has worked with local and international recording artists such as Richie Stephens, Bugle, Raine Syville, RDX, Voicemail, Anthony Cruze, Konshens, Wayne Wonder and Chris Martin to name a few.
Afar Music Group, ORieL’s current recording label released his first single “Confidence” which sits well in the top ten on the Jamaican culture charts and is a fan favorite. On September 2012 his fans witnessed the release of his first EP also titled “Confidence’’ in all digital outlets which features four tracks: Confidence, All By Myself, Crazy Love and Down Where I Live, all of which have elevated his career to another level.‘’Rise Of The Revoluters’’ a Mixtape Thesis was released on September 11, 2014 of which “Sticks & Stones” the first single and video was premiered on MTV.com.
SOURCE: MPR CONSULTING