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Koffee Releases Debut Album ‘Gifted’

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Koffee releases her hugely anticipated debut album Gifted via Sony Music UK/RCA Records. Featuring the crossover anthems “West Indies”, “Lockdown” and the JAE5-produced “Pull Up”, Gifted is set to cement 21 year old Koffee’s position as the artist who has reshaped, modernised and revitalised reggae, bringing it to a whole new audience. It’s a stunning showcase of her vocal, production and songwriting talents with Koffee producing half of the album in addition to tracks with globally renowned producers JAE5 and Frank Dukes and fellow Jamaican breakout star iotosh.

To accompany the release of Gifted, Koffee has recorded a stripped back session version of album highlight “Shine” for VEVO Sessions – showcasing the powerful simplicity of an artist alone with their instrument, her dynamic vocals take the track to new levels as it explodes into colour and vibrancy halfway through.

Having garnered global attention with her 2019 anthem “Toast” and subsequent EP Rapture, it’s hard to believe that Koffee hasn’t released a debut album until now. In the short time she’s been making music she’s become a pillar of the global music community, radiating her message of hope and positivity from her home in Spanish Town, Jamaica to audiences around the world. Prioritising authenticity, she’s created an album that transcends its influences, creating an innovative and fresh body of work that is ready to push the genre forward.

Gifted’s release comes on the back of an incredible few years for Koffee, who made history in 2020 by becoming the first female and youngest ever artist to win the Best Reggae Album award at the GRAMMYS for her Rapture EP. Alongside a string of high profile musical collaborations (including J Hus, Gunna, Daniel Caesar), Koffee also recently contributed to the soundtrack of 2021’s “The Harder they Fall” on Netflix.

To celebrate the release of Gifted, Koffee is taking her electrifying live show to stages across the globe including the recently announced Gifted Tour of the US as well her debut appearance at Coachella. UK fans will be able to celebrate the album’s release with a number of intimate in-store shows starting at London’s EartH on the day of release. Later in the year, Koffee will return to the UK to perform at the Glastonbury and All Points East festivals.

Listen to Gifted and watch “Shine” above, see album details and full tour routing below and stay tuned for more from Koffee coming soon.

Upcoming Live Dates

UNITED KINGDOM

03/25/2022 – Rough Trade East @ EartH Hackney
03/26/2022 – Rough Trade Nottingham @ instore
03/27/2022 – Crash Leeds @ Brudenell Social Club
03/28/2022 – HMV Coventry @ Empire
03/29/2022 – Rough Trade Bristol @ instore + evening show @ Fleece
03/30/2022 – Banquet Kingston @ Pryzm

North America

4/11/2022 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
4/12/2022 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre
4/14/2022 – San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield or Masonic
4/16/2022 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Festival
4/17/2022 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
4/19/2022 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
4/23/2022 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Festival
4/27/2022 – Miami Beach, FL @ Fillmore Miami Beach
4/28/2022 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live!
4/30/2022 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues – Orlando
5/2/2022 – Charlotte, NC @ The Underground
5/3/2022 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore Silver Spring
5/5/2022 – Toronto, ON @ History
5/7/2022 – Montreal, QC @ MTELUS
5/9/2022 – Boston, MA @ Big Night Live
5/11/2022 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore Philadelphia
5/12/2022 – New York, NY @ The Rooftop at Pier 17
5/14/2022 – Detroit, MI @ Saint Andrew’s Hall
5/15/2022 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues – Chicago
5/17/2022 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
5/18/2022 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
5/20/2022 – Gulf Shores, AL @ Hangout Music Festival
05/26/2022 – Santa Cruz, CA
05/27/2022 – Bakersfield, CA

Gifted Tracklist

  1. x10
  2. Defend
  3. Shine
  4. Gifted
  5. Lonely
  6. Run Away
  7. Where I’m From
  8. West Indies
  9. Pull Up
  10. Lockdown

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