Monday, November 19, 2018

Koffee's Serves Up a Hot Piece of "Toast"

18-year-old Jamaican native Mikayla "Koffee" Simpson, releases her debut 
single "Toast" on Columbia Records. Produced by Walshy Fire of Major Lazer and iZyBeats,
the new track arrives as an ode to everything Koffee is thankful for in her life:
her family and friends and the "blessings" that surround her on a daily basis. The
song's colorful accompanying visual is directed by Xavier Damase and offers a candid
first look at Koffee's world, with cameos from Chronixx and Protoje, told through
the lively streets of her hometown.

Born in Spanish Town, just outside of Kingston, Jamaica, Koffee began writing lyrics
in her bedroom having been inspired by the likes of reggae legends Protoje and Supercat.

In Janurary 2018, reggae hero Coco Tea brought Koffee onto the stage at Rebel Salute;
her idol Protoje also asked her to perform with him, while Grammy-nominated Chronixx,
one of Jamaica's biggest contemporary reggae stars and another huge inspiration,
invited Koffee to join him on Seani B and Mistajam's recent BBC 1Xtra shows broadcast
from Tough Gong Studios.

Although small in stature and disarmingly unassuming, Koffee's modesty -- and height
-- belies huge amounts of talent. The 5'0, self-described "sing-jay-guitarist" is
one of the most exciting, forward-thinking, globally-focused teenage talents to 
emerge this year.