Emerging Jamaican artist, Vision has earned the biggest break of his musical career after his single, Right Time alongside Jemere Morgan (son of Morgan Heritage’s Gramps Morgan) debuted at number five on the Billboard Hot Singles Sales chart last week.
Born Simon Mitchell, the multitalented artist whose musical journey started while singing in his mother’s church choir as a child was ecstatic with the song receiving such attention from music’s most esteemed chart. Right Time was released in late October by Miami-based record label, Jamdiggy Records and instantly received positive reviews across social media and substantial airplay.
According to Vision, the first thought he had upon hearing the news was on his family.
“My instant first thought was about my family and how this accomplishment was a great achievement and a start that could better our lives,” he told DancehallUSA. “It’s a great look for my team and reggae music it shows that hard work and thinking outside the box can pay off.”
Right Time mixes elements of pop with island-influenced instrumentals, making for a song fit for the clubs or any reggae/dancehall setting and encouraging listeners to unwind after a long stressful day.
The achievement also continues what’s been a steady revival for Jamaican artists on Billboard in 2015 and, according to Vision, proves that reggae can still sell overseas.
“I hope the attention will show the music industry that reggae music can still move units, and hopefully open more doors for upcoming artist from Jamaica and States side,” he said. “For me personally I hope to show the world that there is a new face and sound, and I’m not afraid to step outside of box.”
“You can expect to see more top class videos, more music and great performances coming to a city near you,” he added. “My aim is to make and spread my music successfully across all markets.”
Hoping to popularize the sound he brands as ‘roots pop reggae,’ Vision looks to build upon this new found success in 2016 with a new EP and tours across the world as he aims for more mainstream plaudits internationally.
“Right now, we are working on my EP which I am really excited about which has more collaborations from artists that are already household names,” he stated. “We are also planning a California, Japan promo run in hopes of bringing more awareness to our brand of music.”