Tom Cruise, an unreleased track by the United Kingdom-based deejay Don Andre, is currently making the rounds in local dancehall circles.
The track first surfaced just over a year ago, and the underground scene in the UK showed an early interest. But it was not until the track was uploaded to the Internet that the song and ensuing dance move really grew legs and began gaining traction.Speaking with
Splash yesterday, Don Andre said he always had high hopes for the single, even before it was completed.
“I knew it was going to be a hit because the sound was so different. Whatever I do, I always have the highest expectations for it and
Tom Cruise was no different. It was fresh and new and people like change. It is a fun song that is really different. The strangest thing about this song is that it wasn’t planned for. We were just vibing in the studios and upon listening the beat, I knew I had to do something different,” he said.
Produced by his own label, Kingston Music Group, the song, which has a strong electronic dance music influence and catchy dance moves, has caught the interest of the local scene.
He further noted that the
Tom Cruise effect is being felt across the globe, judging from what he explained are videos surfacing daily from fans who are based in Argentina, Poland, Chile, Russia, Lithuania, Africa, Amsterdam, Italy, Ukraine, Finland and other territories, performing the dance.
Currently in Jamaica, Don Andre is also promoting
Jog, his latest single which was released earlier this month, and boasts a similar concept to
“It’s another song that gets you physically involved, however it has more lyrics than
Tom Cruise. This song promotes a healthy lifestyle as it has a dance that goes along with it. In England I often have to jog in order to keep warm, so that is one of the inspiration behind the song,” he said.
Carlos Don Andre, 25, spent his earlier years on Thirty-five Lane, off Waltham Park Road in St Andrew. During his teenage years, while attending Jamaica College, he penned his first song, Auntie Gloria.
“That song was a dedication to my Aunt Gloria who nurtured and grew me after my mother passed away when I was a baby,” he said.
In 2003, he migrated to the United Kingdom where his passion for music developed even further. Among his first set of recordings were
Oh Girl, Hennessy, Imagine This, Rave all Night and
Roll Wi A Roll.
In addition to promoting his single, Don Andre is prepping for upcoming performances in the USA and Canada in 2016 and 2017
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