Premiere | Eddie Witz and The Most High – Jamaica Time

Eddie Witz and The Most High invites listeners into a sun-drenched sonic realm with their latest single, ‘Jamaica Time’. Drawing inspiration from the laid-back sounds of pop, folk, and reggae, Witz crafts a musical landscape that is both timeless and contemporary. With each note, he invites us to bask in the warmth of his melodies and surrender to the allure of his poetic lyricism.

Backed by the talents of iconic Grammy winner Native Wayne Jobson and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Jeff Barry, as well as the drumming of Sly Dunbar of Sly and Robbie, the highly acclaimed keyboardist Robbie Lyn, Adam Topol on percussion, Randy Cooke on additional drum kit, and the esteemed Steve Fekete on electric and acoustic guitar. Witz and The Most High deliver a performance that is nothing short of mesmerizing. Their synergy is palpable, elevating ‘Jamaica Time’ to new heights of sonic excellence.

Witz shared that he hoped, “that listeners will find solace, inspiration, and joy in the melodies and lyrics of this EP and that it serves as a soundtrack for their journeys of self-discovery and personal growth.”

Originally penned by Native Wayne Jobson for Jimmy Buffett, the song’s journey to fruition took an unexpected turn amidst a bizarre twist of fate. The recording process for ‘Jamaica Time’ was abruptly halted when Buffett’s plane, carrying a star-studded entourage including U2’s Bono, was mistakenly targeted by Jamaican police during a flight to Negril. The aircraft, mistaken for a drug smuggler, endured seven gunshot hits, damaging the fuselage and causing a moment of panic. Miraculously, no one was harmed in the incident, and Buffett eventually salvaged the experience by releasing a song titled ‘Jamaica Mistaica.’ Despite the turbulence surrounding its creation, ‘Jamaica Time’ emerged as a testament to resilience and creativity. Eddie Witz and The Most High infused the song with their own unique energy, transforming it into a vibrant homage to the indomitable spirit of Jamaican culture.

So kick off your shoes, close your eyes, and let the music carry you away to a place where every day feels like paradise: