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Alesha Dixon Leans Into Dancehall and Reggae Pop With New Single ‘Ransom’

Alesha Dixon is known for the polished pop of The Boy Does Nothing or the R&B-pop flavours of girlband Misteeq, but now she leans into the world of reggae and dancehall for her comeback single Ransom.

Sampling Ini Kamoze’s iconic Here Comes the Hotstepper, Alesha shared: “Nothing has influenced me more than the music I was raised on with my family and what feels like my authentic self,” [Rolling Stone UK]. The star described Ransom as the sort of music she wants to put into the industry as an independent artist, with the star working alongside producer Dwayne “Supa Dups” Chin-Quee on the number.

Alesha delivers swagger aplenty and smooth polished vocals on the high-energy reggae-pop number. Effective use of a classic like Here Comes the Hotstepper ensures that Ransom inherits its ear-worming quality that the former Eurovision Song Contest host delivers with a breezy Jamaican cool. This spirit continues in the fiery video from Shane Creative that accompanies the single.

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