Tosh Alexander is getting ready to release the EP An Island Christmas with Tosh & Friends . The four-track project features interpretations of popular Christmas standards.
She explained how the project came about.
“Well, my manager woke me up one morning and said two words: Christmas Carols, and I realised it would be an exciting venture because Christmas is a time we really look forward to as Jamaicans and carols play an intricate role in this. With that in mind, we decided to do the EP, but with an island twist,” the singer told Jamaica Observer.
The songs on the EP are Silent Night; This Christmas, featuring Christopher Martin; All I Want for Christmas; and Oh Holy Night, featuring Romain Virgo.
The producers who worked on the project include Joshua “Flubz” Jones, Dale “Dizzle” Virgo, Andre “Suku” Grey and Karim “Stainless” Thompson. Keniel Delisser and Kemoy Allen also contributed to the project, which was recorded at Agent Sasco’s Diamond Studio and Bugle’s Anointed Studio in Havendale.
Tosh spoke about Virgo and Martin’s inclusion on the project.
“It wasn’t very hard getting Chris and Romain involved. In fact, they were on board as soon as we shared the idea and the concept around what the project. We all had a great time together making this album and you will hear that in the carols themselves,” she said.
An Island Christmas with Tosh & Friends is set for a December 8 release on all digital platforms. It is on the CoworkJA label and is distributed by Zojak World Wide.
“Christmas is personally my favourite time of the year. From the lights to the overall spirit of the season, it’s a time where everyone comes together and it truly makes me happy, so I wanted to reflect that in the carols that were chosen for the EP,” said Tosh.