International dancehall star Kranium is giving fans a taste of what to expect on his next album, with a new five-track EP titled Toxic.
The project, released via Atlantic Records, features several hit tracks recently released as singles that combine to elaborate the epitome of modern dancehall with hints of pop for mainstream crossover.
Known as the “Melody God”, Kranium says he put more melody in this EP, and moved away from the traditional dancehall sound. The deejay says he wants to become known not only as a dancehall artist, but a musician who can cross any fan group.
Toxic was released just in time for Valentine’s Day 2021, and every track gives fans a different perspective and view of love.
“Gal Policy,” in particular, quickly rose to the top of Billboard’s Top 10 Caribbean Islands ranking and charted Top 20 in over 20 different islands on iTunes.
“Through The Window” was the follow-up to that and is also on the new album, plus “Block Traffic” featuring rising star Rytikal has also received heavy airplay.
The dancehall star, Kranium was born in Montego Bay, Jamaica, but moved to Miami as a teenager, before settling in Queens, New York. In 2013, Kranium caught his big break, with his breakout single titled “Nobody Has to Know”, which spent seven weeks on the Billboard charts.
The song paved the way for his record deal with Atlantic Records and introduced him to the international music market. Kranium has had collaborations with international musicians Rotimi, Burna Boy, Ty Dolla $ign and Wizkid, to name a few. Kranium released his debut album, Rumors in 2015 and his sophomore album, Midnight Sparks in 2019.
Toxic is now available on all streaming platforms. Check out the video for his latest single, ‘Won’t Judge’: