It was initially written by reggae icon Barrington Levy...
'Black Roses'

Ian Brown has shared new single 'Black Roses', a song originally penned by reggae icon Barrington Levy.

The singer is set to release a solo album in the New Year, with new LP 'Ripples' set to land on February 1st.

The majority of the record is seemingly self-produced, with Ian Brown joined by his three sons on much of the material.

New single 'Black Roses' is online now, a cover of Barrington Levy's 1983 single and it's a homage to Ian Brown's passion for Jamaican culture.

That said, we can't recommend it that much. The production is stodgy, the rhythm section is one paced, and the vocal feels weak next to Barrington Levy's stunning delivery.

If 'First World Problems' was a curious ear-worm then this is definitely a miss, to be honest; lacking energy and vitality, it feels more like a demo than a full single.

That said, you can make up your own mind by listening below.

Ian Brown will release new albumm 'Ripples' on February 1st.

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