BRUCE MELODIE & SHAGGY Drop New Single: “When She’s Around”


I was thrilled to receive via email the press release for the music collaboration of two musical icons, Bruce Melodie and Shaggy, who recently dropped a genre-defying track that’s taking the music world by storm. The new song, “When She’s Around (Funga Macho),” is an infectious blend of African rhythms and reggae vibes, and it’s available on all major digital platforms like Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, Amazon, and Audiomack, courtesy of S-Curve Records.

The music video for this groundbreaking collaboration, directed by the acclaimed Jay Will (known for his work with M.I.A, Lee Scratch Perry, Kanye West, Shaggy, and Major Lazer), was shot in the vibrant backdrop of Miami Beach. It’s a playful visual masterpiece that perfectly complements the infectious groove of the song. The music video made its grand premiere on YouTube at 12 noon ET, and it’s a must-watch.

Produced by the talented AJR, “When She’s Around (Funga Macho)” stands as a testament to the incredible power of collaboration. This dynamic duo transcended geographical boundaries to create a seamless blend of African and Caribbean influences, delivering an irresistible fusion of melodies and rhythms. But this track isn’t just about music; it’s a celebration of shared emotions and experiences that unite us all.

Bruce Melodie, a rising star from East Africa, expressed his excitement about this extraordinary partnership, stating, “Collaborating with Shaggy has been a dream come true. It’s an incredible opportunity to bring our distinct styles together. ‘When She’s Around (Funga Macho)’ is a fusion of our worlds, and I’m excited for fans around the world to hear it.”

And Shaggy, the global dancehall/reggae icon, couldn’t be more thrilled about this project. He shared, “Bruce’s talent is undeniable, and this collaboration opens up new horizons for both of us. I’m thrilled to be a part of this project and hope it spreads joy and happiness the world over.”

Their collaboration made a grand entrance at the inaugural Trace Music Awards, reaching an astounding 500 million fans across 190 countries. It solidified Bruce’s position as a rising star in the international music scene and introduced this exciting musical collaboration to a global audience.

In a world where music knows no boundaries, “When She’s Around (Funga Macho)” is a shining example of how artists can come together to create something that resonates with people from all walks of life. This groundbreaking track is a true celebration of the diversity and unity that music can bring, and it’s a testament to the boundless possibilities of artistic collaboration.

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