Jamaican producer, musician, teacher, background vocalist and engineer Karl Morrison has been working successfully behind the scenes for many years. And if you Google his name you don’t get many hits. But he has been key architect behind several hits – Busy Signal’s One More Night and Nightshift, Junior Kelly’s Ease My Pain and Gyptian’s Mama Don’t Cry. He has also worked with Sean Paul, T.O.K, Ding Dong, John Holt and Ken Boothe.
Now he has decided to step into the spotlight as a singer. A year ago he started working on his debut album Better Must Come, and it dropped in May.
Karl Morrison is a classically trained pianist and he attended the acclaimed Edna Manley College of the Visual Arts. His skills can be heard throughout the album. He has a great sense for pop hooks and catchy melodies. Just listen to The Storm Will Be Over, the first track he recorded for this self-produced album. It’s warm, sophisticated and uplifting. Just as the rest of this stylish and mature debut effort that battles social issues and equality as well as celebrating the moral of the Jamaican people.
Karl Morrison’s soothing vocal style and pleasant tone is similar to Duane Stephenson and while the latter is now a household name in the business, the former will probably soon be a force to be reckoned with – both in the limelight and behind.