LargeUp Premiere: Watch Karbon Get “Light Like A Feather” ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ

July 5, 2021


For his second single under Yaadcoreโ€™s 12 Yaad Records and Delicious Vinyl Island, Jamaicaโ€™s Karbon returns to a familiar topic: Praising the herb. We first met the Manchester-raised, Kingston-based singer in 2019 when he came through with โ€œHighgrade Maka,โ€ a hypnotic ganja tune over the beat from Teknoโ€™s now-classic afrobeats smash, โ€œPana.โ€ Lyrically, โ€œLight Like A Featherโ€ sees the singer on an even deeper meditation, as he celebrates the feminine energy of the herb.

โ€œLight Like A Featherโ€ dropped as a single in February, boasting production from Yaadcore himself, an instrumental featuring such notables as Danny Bassie and Dean Fraser, and a mixdown by Bulby York. The rhythm track itself is a modern-day remake of the all-time classic M16 riddim, also known as the Scandal riddim, after songs recorded by Lone Ranger and U-Roy, respectively. (Lone Rangerโ€™s โ€œM16โ€ being the best known track on the beat, although U-Royโ€™s โ€œScandalโ€ predates it by about a decade, and Lone Rangerโ€™s track is itself an adaptation of Sammy Dreadโ€™s โ€œRude Boy A Fire M16โ€).

For the video, Karbon travels to the bountiful fields of Westmoreland, the mecca of Jamaican ganja, with a detour to the South Coast’s Treasure Beach for a frolic on the sand with his empress. The intent of the video, directed by Fernando Hevia, is to illustrate how marijuana can be an elixir for romance and love, Karbon explains.

โ€œThe single promotes the feeling of the divine feminine energy; Maโ€™at, the feather of Truth, through meditation and spiritual alignment via the utilization of marijuana,โ€ Karbon says, โ€œreminding us to use and not abuse the herb.โ€

The video, he says, โ€œshows cool and easy vibrations to bring the essence of being light like a feather.โ€

Watch and get light like a feather below: