Protoje Releases New Album Third Time’s The Charm

GRAMMY-nominated reggae recording artist Protoje delivers another great body work on his new album Third Time’s The Charm. His journey as a man, a father, and an entrepreneur in the music industry is crystalized on this album which was released on September 23 via Protoje’s own In.Digg.Nation Collective and RCA Records.

The project is Protoje’s sixth album, but it gets its title because it concludes the trilogy that began on 2018’s A Matter of Time and continued with his 2020 release In Search of Lost Time.

“Third Time’s The Charm concludes this trilogy of albums that directly focus on my study of time and how important it is to make sure what you’re doing is fulfilling you in every way.  Sonically it’s a bit more reggae than my last, even though reggae is always the root, I had some fun implementing all the sounds I’ve grown to love,” Protoje explains.

The 10-track album features guest appearances from Jesse Royal, Jorja Smith, Lila Iké, and Samory I, plus production from Iotosh, Ziah .Push and Zion I Kings. Previously released tracks from the Third Time’s The Charm project include “Late At Night”, “Family” feat. Jesse Royal, “Incient Stepping”“Hills” and also tapped the soulful British singer Jorja Smithon “Ten Cane Row.” 

Right now me feel me woulda speak ’bout this queen I know
Meet her right outside of this one stage show
She tell me say she like how me sing ‘Same So’
And when she hear the bass move her waist well slow
And she have her edges laid with ’bout ten cane row
Da girl yah set a way, make you want stay close
She say if a today she a go roll with Pro
If she call Oje, well you know how that go
And she don’t like to be seen, so she want keep low
That’s similar to me, move incognito
And take her off the scene, windows can’t peep through
Go up inna the hills where the tall trees grow
To a location only we know
We reach we destination, what’s the pree now?
We speak philosophy and things she read ’bout
Then view the constellation, blowing weed smoke

Protoje – Ten Cane Row ft. Jorja Smith

Protoje carries a deep affinity and vast understanding of multiple genres: from ska, to lover’s rock to reggae, he intrinsically channels his native island’s rich musical stylings stretching over a half-century, while mixing hip-hop, trap dance and soul into a colorful unconventional style of his own.

Protoje Third Time’s The Charm Album Track Listing

  1. The Charm
  2. Hills
  3. Family Ft. Jesse Royal
  4. Incient Stepping
  5. Dreamy Eyes
  6. Ten Cane Row Ft. Jorja Smith
  7. Late At Night Ft. Lila Iké
  8. Love For Me
  9. Here Comes The Morning
  10. Heavy Load Ft. Samory I

Protoje is currently touring the US with support from Jesse Royal and Lila Iké, see all dates listed below.

Fri/Sep-09 in Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade ^*
Sat/Sep-10 in Asheville, NC @ Salvage Station ^*
Sun/Sep-11 in Norfolk, VA @ Norva ^*
Tue/Sep-13 in New York, NY @ Webster Hall ^*
Thu/Sep-15 in Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer ^*
Fri/Sep-16 in Washington, DC @ Fillmore ^*
Sat/Sep-17 in Boston, MA @ House of Blues ^*
Sun/Sep-18 in Winooski, VT @ Higher Ground ^*
Wed/Sep-21 in Indianapolis, IN @ Vogue ^*
Thu/Sep-22 in Chicago, IL @ Concord ^*
Fri/Sep-23 in Lawrence, KS @ Bottleneck ^*
Sun/Sep-25 in Denver, CO @ Cervantes ^*
Tue/Sep-27 in Salt Lake City, UT @ Soundwell ^*
Thu/Sep-29 in Arcata, CA @ Arcata Theatre Lounge ^*
Fri/Sept-30 in Reno, NV @ Virginia Street Brewhouse ^*
Sat/Oct-01 in Ventura, CA @ Ventura Music Hall ^*
Mon/Oct-03 in Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades ^*
Tue/Oct-04 in Berkeley, CA @ The UC Theatre ^*
Wed/Oct-05 in Los Angeles, CA @ Novo ^*
Fri/Oct-07 in San Diego, CA @ Beach House ^*
Sat/Oct-08 in Las Vegas, NV @ Reggae Rise Up

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