JAH9 KEEPS IT LIGHT AS A FEATHER ON NEW SINGLE

November 15, 2019

Jamaican singer Jah9 has released a brand new single, 'Ma’at (Each Man)'. The single, which is accompanied by visuals directed by Samo Kush I, is the follow-up to her hit, 'Heaven (Ready Fi Di Feeling)', and continues to build anticipation for her forthcoming album in 2020. 

The title Ma’at is derived from the ancient Kemetic (African) system of spiritual cultivation. The principles of truth, justice, balance, order and harmony govern all aspects of life and when these divine laws are put into practise it culminates in man’s evolution towards divinity. The chorus itself invites us to “keep it light as a feather,” inspired by an analogy on how the dead would be judged based on how they live. Their hearts would be weighed against a feather on a scale to determine their ultimate resting place. These principles are a key part of Jah9’s life and yoga practise, which heavily feature Egyptian kemetic sequences.

“I speak about the karmic cycle and its real implications for the individual relative to their actions. No actions go unnoticed, and I am ever reminded that what we pay, will be weighed, when we meet our judgement day. For I, it represents a coming of age, an initiation into the real meaning of social and personal responsibility, an understanding that fosters self-discipline and strength of will; the key tools for rising above karmic forces,” Jah9 said.