Grammy award-winning artiste, Sean Paul, released Tomahawk Technique –his fifth studio album- in the Caribbean on Tuesday, June 5. The album was officially launched in the Caribbean on Wednesday, June 13 at the Fiction Lounge in Jamaica which has nourished the artiste’s link with the region. The collection was previously released in Japan and other parts of Asia, as well as Europe between January and March 2012. It is also to be launched officially in the US later in 2012.
Enthusiastic about the album, Sean Paul stated that “Tomahawk Technique is doing amazing” in a recent interview with the Gleaner. The collection is particularly special to the artiste as he was the key producer signing off on his new acclamation as a producer, having particularly produced Roll Wid Di Don. The artiste, explaining the meaning behind the name of the album explained that, “I call it Tomahawk Technique because I think it’s cutting-edge, as to what dancehall can offer to the world right now.” The album has received a lot of traction thus far and is a testament of his musical growth
“Tomahawk Technique is poised for international success with its string of easily likeable dance-floor beats…” according to thegrizzlereview.com as the album showcases new rhythms that add to the artiste’s creativity and musical style. The tracks showcase Sean Paul’s signature, down-to-earth sound amid the various artiste collaborations with R&B singer, Kelly Rowland, pop singer, Alexis Jordan, among others. Sean Paul, in reviewing his album, expressed that “I think it sounds pretty cool, and I think people should like a couple of the songs on there”. The album is predominantly hybrid dancehall as the dancehall flavour has been merged with hip hop, pop and techno tempos as shown respectively in some of the album’s hit singles How Deep is Your Love, She Doesn’t Mind and Touch the Sky. The album is also home to more hit singles like Got 2 Luv U, Wedding Crashers and Dream Girl, all of which have videos which depict different aspects of the artiste’s personality.
Hold On, another single from the album, has caught the attention of many listeners looking forward to the 2012 Olympics as the artiste recorded the song with the Jamaican athletes in mind. The inspirational lyrics are merged with a new sound that appeals to its listeners.