For the past year and a half, multicultural musical artist John Orpheus has been writing his memoir called SAGA BOY which will be published by Penguin Random House Canada in January 2021. To coincide with the book’s release next year, John decided to return to music and release a companion album also entitled SAGA BOY. Both the book and the album are built on the same themes: searching for home, for family, for love, and a fly coat to wear when you get there.
The new single, “Electric,” bridges the gap between John’s previous album, WEY YA CALL DAT TING, and the new full-length SAGA BOY. It’s a song about chemistry – the magic that catches our eye and gets us all in our feels. That spark. With a schoolyard chant disguised as a pop chorus filled with optimism and adoration, a Trini chant to blaze up and raise up and a whimsical rap verse by Michigan rapper/composer Jordan Hamilton, the song crackles with fun.