We give everything that hits the FADER mailbag an honest listen, so there's no need to butter us up with, like, free vinyl. That said, surprise dancehall 45s are never a bad look! Shontelle is a new signing to Home Of Akon (aka SRC Records) but you might already be familiar with her work as a songwriter for Rihanna, soca artist Allison Hinds and others. This mellow single contains the Supa Dups-produced "Not An Easy Road," but the superspeed pop clap of "Focus Pon Me" (streaming on her MySpace) is not to be slept on either.
Wild Promo: Barbados Beat
June 18, 2007