“All hail our Virgin Islands, Em’ralds of the sea,” are the lyrics to what makes up the Virgin Islands anthem, a simplistic dedication for over 50 years. Now, courtesy of international reggae artist Pressure Buss Pipe, the Virgin Islands has a new, unofficial anthem called “Virgin Islands Nice.”
Last month, pressure released the soulful tribute to his home, and on Feb. 10 the official video was made public. The video captured majestic footage of the territory’s islands–St. Croix, St. Thomas, and St. John–as well as referenced many notable sites and figures such as; the band, Midnite; reggae artist, Niyorah; boxer, Julian Jackson and family; NBA great, Tim Duncan; Popular site, Point Udall as well as the stunning beaches and many more.
“Virgin Islands Nice” was produced by modern roots leaders Zion I Kings, the family of producers and musicians from respected roots production houses/labels Zion High Production, I-Grade Records and Lustre Kings Productions, and recorded at Aqua Sound Studios in St. Croix.
Virgin Islands Nice was Number 3 on Tempo’s Cross Caribbean Countdown.
Since then, Virgin Islands nice has become the official song for the Virgin Islands’ tourist board.
On April 30th, Pressure kicked off a European Tour to promote “The Sound” album, which is a joint release by I Grade Records and Buss Pipe Records.
I Grade Records and Buss Pipe Records present the official music video for “Virgin Islands Nice” by Pressure.
Buy song here: http://goo.gl/ehkuqK
Music produced by: Zion I Kings
Written by: D. Brown, L. Alfred, D. Goldfine, & P. Coursey
Recorded by: Laurent “Tippy I” Alfred at Aqua Sounds Studio, STX
Mixed by: Tippy I & Dean Pond @ Aqua Sounds & Rymshot
Mastered by: Dean Pond at Rymshot Productions, FL
Music video filmed, directed & edited by Digitak Films
Additional filming by Rashad Martinez of Forever Kings
Music video produced by Laurent Alfred & Dwight Winston.
Music video executive produced by I Grade Records & Rick Nielsen.
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