Swedish singer/ poet Teresia “Queen Tress” Jansson has teamed up with Reggae singer Jah Vinci for a catchy new track titled Turn Back Time.
Distributed by Zojak World Wide, the track will be released officially on October 26.
Describing the story behind the track, she said, “It is about fighting with the one you love. He hurt me and I overreacted and now I feel like I want to turn back time to change how things went down.”
The connection between the two artistes was made through a friend of hers, who is a producer. With this being her first time working with Jah Vinci, she is quite pleased with the results.
“He did a great job, I hope people will like it,” she said.
Ahead of its official release, the track is already gaining traction in London and Sweden, as well as locally on Irie FM.
Turn Back Time is featured on the singer’s forthcoming debut EP, On My Mind, which is expected to drop in early 2019. The first single from the project was a collaboration with Reggae artiste Turbulence titled Underneath It All. Released in July, the track brings together two people from two different worlds with a culmination of Dancehall/ roots and the Queen Tress’ native Swedish. She also has another track on the EP with Dancehall artiste G Whizz.
Queen Tress’ love for Dancehall and Reggae started in her native Stockholm, Sweden, where Jamaican culture is prominent; from there she decided to develop her craft.
“I went on a trip to Gambia where I met some Reggae artistes and I just fell in love with the music. I went home and immediately started doing some more research on the genre since it was already very popular in my country. I then made the decision to do my lyrics in English to make a bigger impact,” she explained. Using the creative skills she’s honed and incorporating her passion for poetry, she was able to put her creativity to good use in the making of her EP.
“The making all of the five songs was a great journey for me; I had to learn a lot of things, I wrote my own lyrics, but it definitely worked,” she elaborated.