Fay Ann Lyons and Bunji Garlin are among a group of artistes selected for the latest Apple Music Sessions. The duo both contributed a four-track EP each for the Sessions, which were released on Monday, August 15 on Apple Music. One of the featured songs “Island Vibe” was produced by Virgin Islander Alton Bertie.
Other tracks include: “When we grow up”, produced by Joel Brown of Guyana, “Over You”, produced by Kofi Brifu of Ghana and “Island Girl” produced Drillyx -Eric Phillips of Ghana. The songs from the soca couple span and incorporate a range of genres.
Apple Music Sessions launched in July and features exclusive live releases from some of the world’s most prolific artists and emerging artists, all in Spatial Audio.
Recorded out of Apple Music’s studios around the world, Apple Music Sessions gives artists the opportunity to reimagine and recreate hits from their catalog, and creative covers of beloved classics, the company said in a press release when it launched with releases from Carrie Underwood and Tenille Townes in Nashville Tennessee.
The unique performances are also filmed, resulting in a special, bespoke live collection comprising brand-new Spatial Audio tracks and companion live performance music videos that will all be available exclusively to Apple Music fans worldwide. The sessions have been released just in time for Nottinghill Carnival.
Apple’s international platform serves as a great opportunity to get more attention for Soca music.
The songs were stripped down to a more relaxed ‘recorded at home’ feel but they were mastered in Dolby Atmos for a full Spatial Audio experience.
One of the exciting aspects of the project was the ability of the couple to use the new technology that enhances the listening experience of the music.
The Apple Music Home Sessions versions of the songs are exclusive to Apple Music for the next three months. The full-produced versions of these songs will also be going live but they are only in stereo and will be across all digital streaming providers.