Words by Kali Madden
It’s always a blessed thing when NY links up with the Caribbean. A longstanding relationship between the two worlds has produced many profound collaborations. One of the most recent hybrids is Ayana Shéree. Originally from Flatbush, Brooklyn, Sheree has been heating up the airways as a fresh-faced singer, privy to the benefits of a Brooklyn x Caribbean vibe.
With parents from the Caribbean and herself from Flatbush, Sheree has built her sound around Haitian-Jamaican origins. With tracks such as “Give It,” “More,” and “Good Time,” it’s no wonder she labels herself “Unruly.” Influenced by dancehall, reggae, soca and R&B, Ayana aims to package her favorite riddim styles and pair them with no-holds-barred lyrics, so fans can have a clear view into her world.
Out now is the lyric video for her newest single “Don’t Stop,” a high-vibe party anthem and a nod to Wayne Wonder’s classic hit “No Letting Go.” The clip, illustrated by Robin Clare, introduces “Don’t Stop” as a flirty dancehall cut for all reggae/dancehall selectors.
An animated depiction of life on the subways of Flatbush, the lyric video begins with an “Unruly” Sheree repping both states, Jamaica and Haiti. As she looks on unfazed, the vibe on the platform builds, giving Shéree’s fans all of what they need and more. Watch the new lyric video for “Don’t Stop” here: