Dancehall artiste The Student has channelled the ups and downs of his life into an inspiring track, titled “Rise Man Arise.”
The track will be featured on his new album, “Therapy” which is slated to be released on March 1.
“At that moment, I felt like I was in a very dark place, going through some things I’ve never experienced before,” he explained, “I felt like I was drowning then I saw a branch which I held to rescue myself and that’s how the song came to me.”
The music video for the track tells a compelling story about the artiste’s life, showing pictures at different stages of his journey. Directed by Ariff Butler, scenes were shot in The Student’s home community of Plowden, Manchester, as well as at the Bloozick Film Works studio in Kingston.
This will be his fourth studio album, one that he is quite proud of and is confident will be his best album to date; as such, he hopes to get promotion going extensively and to impact others through his music.
“I would love to see good music promoted, integrity should be upheld in music and we really need to push it more – promote topics such as morality over drugs and guns,” he expressed. Plans are being put in place for a promotional tour after the album’s release.
Formerly known as 3Star, The Student is responsible for singles such as “No Badman”, “Real Talk”, “Love Is All I Bring” and “Dawg A Nyam Dawg.” With this being his first album since the turning point in his career, it’s being touted as a “new beginning” for The Student. A conscious Reggae lyricist, the artiste is on a path of becoming a household name, spreading positivity through good music.“There’s no turning back at this point. I’m taking my career to a point of teaching and reciting what I’ve learned during my period of change. This is a new beginning in Reggae music and I’m here to do my part, with the help of the Creator who keeps me grounded daily,” he said.