Veteran dancehall group Ward 21, recently wrapped a 16-show European tour dubbed 'Still Disturbed', which is also the name of their soon-to-be-released album.
The trio, represented by the outspoken Kunley McCarthy, gave a taste of why Still Disturbed was different from other tours headlined by dancehall artistes.
"Usually when we tour as artistes, we deliver a concert based on past hits. However, we exposed our fans to exclusive material that we have to offer. Because we are on the verge of releasing a new album, the fans were eager for new music. So the energy was at a fever pitch right through to the end," he said.
The tour and album have been called Still Disturbed in respect of Ward 21's very first album which is titled Mentally Disturbed.
The Still Disturbed album will be launched in Jamaica and promoted in the entire Caribbean region. According the group, their present musical campaign is aimed at returning dancehall music to its glory days.
"Music evolves but we are seeing the identity and quality fall because the original sound is slowly fading away to a point where, without the heavy Jamaican accents of the artistes, it doesn't even sound Jamaican anymore. We will continue touring the world and flying Jamaica's flag with authentic dancehall and reggae music as long as we have life," Kunley added.
The group also brought up-and-coming dancehall act Marcy Chin on the tour. Ward 21 has done several productions with the deejay under their label since 2014.