#Kafinal drops lyric video for ‘Crying Out For Love”
Contributed Article – Juno-award winning recording artiste, Kafinal is ‘Crying Out For Love’ in his new lyric video for the socially-conscious single, featuring Jamaican music legends, King Yellowman and Ken Boothe. Pre-released on Reggaeville, the visuals for Crying Out For Love depicts the everyday evils that plague society – including crime and violence – but also presents hopeful messages of harmony and peace within the world in order to move said world in a better direction.
Kafinal pours out his heart as he states how ‘I just hate to watch the news, to see the evil things they do. They rob and lie and kill and on the innocent they prey’ as news clips play throughout painting grim images of lives lost and fighting in the streets. Yellowman, one of dancehall’s greatest lyricists, talks of how ‘people a dead more than the days inna the year, everyday another soul disappear’ as his verses add more perspective to the song.
Mix in the smooth-sounding Ken Boothe’s call to ‘look in your communities at the faces you will see,’ and see their desperate pleas for love and unity, and it makes for a truly heart-wrenching effort that tugs at the conscience of every listener.
This single follows up Kafinal’s #1 hit conscious single featuring top veteran toaster, U-Roy. With the collaborative effort, Nah Complain helped Kafinal win the 2016 Juno award – Canada’s equivalent to the Grammy Awards – for Best Reggae Recording in April, ending the four-year reign in the category by fellow reggae singer, Exco Levi.
The video for Crying Out For Love can be seen via his official YouTube channel, KAFINAL TV, while the single is available for purchase on iTunes.
Kafinal plans a big summer ahead, including a live performance at the LulaWorld Festival on June 7th at the Lula Lounge in Toronto.