When you have been in the music business as long as Kashief Lindo, one learns that patience is indeed a virtue. ‘You Alone’, a song the singer recorded 20 years ago with Honorebel, was finally released in early August.
‘You Alone’ is produced by Willie Lindo, Kashief’s father, for their Heavy Beat Records. “Honorebel and I are good friends and those days we hung out a lot in the studio. That’s how the song came about…just holding a vibe and magic happened,” Kashief explained.
Since making his recording debut in the late 1990s, he has made a name with lovers’ rock jams like ‘No Can Do’ and ‘The First Cut’. ‘You Alone’ has an electro dancehall feel which suggests Kashief is looking to break into that market.
Not so, says the Kingston-born artist. “That’s not something I’ve ever been into, I don’t watch the market like that. I make songs based on the energy I get from the riddim,” he said.
Kashief Lindo knows a thing or two about making hit songs. In addition to making the charts as an artist, he learned the production ropes from his father, a prolific session guitarist who played on hits like Ken Boothe’s ‘Everything I Own’.
The senior Lindo, who has produced hit singles by Beres Hammond, Boris Gardiner, Tinga Stewart and Jimmy Riley, has acted in a similar role for his son’s songs and albums including ‘Love On’, which was released in late 2021.