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Sean Paul takes life as it comes on “No Fear”

It’s the fifth single from the dancehall icon’s eighth studio album, Scorcha, dropping May 27 via Island Records.

April 20, 2022
Sean Paul takes life as it comes on “No Fear” Photo by Charlotte Rutheford.  

Sean Paul has too many hits to count. Since the release of his massively successful sophomore album Dutty Rock in 2002, his voice has been a staple of dancehall, the reggae offshoot he helped usher into the 21st century. Last month, the Kingston, Jamaica native announced his eighth studio LP, Scorcha, and shared its lead single, "How We Do It" featuring Pia Mia. The album will also include three previously released cuts: 2020's "Calling On Me" featuring Tove Lo, as well as last year's "Only Fanz" featuring Ty Dolla $ign and "Dynamite" featuring Sia. Today's he's premiering "No Fear," Scorcha's second new offering, with The FADER.

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On the new song, Paul recruits reggae legend Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley and reggaeton star Nicky Jam, both of whom contribute to a sound that's smooth and breezy but still actively engaging. True to the track's title, the trio projects pure confidence, as well as a willingness to roll with whatever punches are thrown their way. "Ya can try kill a man, ya can't kill him, my dear / So say the great Che Guevar[a]," Paul sings early on. "Ina my town where me grow, ya can't have no fear."

Watch the visualizer for "No Fear" and view Sean Paul's upcoming tour dates below.

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Sean Paul spring 2022 tour

April 22 – Boston Massachusetts – House of Blues (Boston)
April 23 – New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall
April 25 – Brooklyn New York – Elsewhere
April 26 – Brooklyn New York – Elsewhere
May 14 – Las Vegas NV – Lovers & Friends
May 15 – Las Vegas NV – Lovers & Friends
May 27 – Los Angeles California – The Novo
May 29 – Monterey California – Monterey Fairgrounds

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Sean Paul takes life as it comes on “No Fear”