Natural Black represents an exciting approach to Reggae music. This resilient brother has over the years demonstrated his ability to get the attention of a wide cross-section of music lovers to listen to his music.
He has instilled a new awareness among his peers, with songs such as ‘Bad Mind’, ‘Songs Of Feeling’, ‘Never Leave You Lonely’ and more recently, ‘Nice It Nice’, ‘Far From Reality’, and ‘Never Hurt You’, from his, ‘Far From Reality’ album
Mortimer ‘Natural Black’ Softley was born in Georgetown, Guyana. Natural Black migrated to Jamaica in 1995, in hopes of pursuing his dream of becoming a reggae singer. He stated “Coming to Jamaica was natural”, as he epitomizes the inherent culture of Reggae. When asked what attracted him to Reggae music, Natural Black pointed out that Reggae music has a vibe that is different from any other music. He says, ‘like life, Reggae music inspires, and gives the artiste an opportunity to express one’s self fully, regardless of the issues highlighted’. His message is crystal clear, and his impassioned pleas for wrongs to be made right and justice applied in the case of the poor and oppressed, are indeed relevant in these critical times.
Natural Black’s possesses a distinctively smooth and mellow voice, and parlays a style of his own. He is solidly in the forefront of the newroots and culture movement. Has the years passes, Black’s has become a regular working amongst some of Jamaica’s various top producers such as; Organic, King Jammys, 5th Element, Rootsdown, In The Streetz, Lustre Kings, Addis, 321 Strong, Firehouse, Harmony House, Digital B, Lion Paw, Big Yard, Kickin’, Young Blood, No Doubt and Maximum Sound, amongst others. He is closely associated with fellow deejays Norris Man and Perfect and often voice tunes in joint sessions over the same riddims with them.
His style of music has created him a fan global fan base around the world. Black’s has performed on countless shows in Jamaica, Guyana, and throughout the Caribbean. As a result, he has toured extensively and has performed to sold out audiences in Switzerland, Austria, France, Italy and Slovenia. He has also performed on most of the major Reggae shows and festivals such as Sting, Reggae-Sumfest, Rebel Salute, East Festand others. Natural Black is currently working on new singles and his fourth upcoming album, with his team, which believes that the singer is capable of taking his audience to subliminal levels, where only in the depth of one’s consciousness can one’s mind create and conceive a true spiritual balance.
Natural “Music Is My Life! Blessed Love….