In a Reggae music confederacy, bass player and producer Taddy P strummed up the acoustics for singer sensation Maxi Priest, and well-known Soca artist Teddyson John to re-style the previously released Leave The Door Open by Bruno Mars, Anderson Paak, and Silk Sonic and it may just be as good as the original.
It’s no easy feat executing a cover of this year’s No. 1 love song, however, Maxi Priest, Teddyson John, and Taddy P added their own interpretation, yet allowing the quintessence of melodies to remain, which is nothing short of mesmerizing.
Maxi Priest’s signature vocals are among the most distinct in Reggae music and his work has been memorialized through his many musical contributions over the decades. He was the perfect addition to this trio in creating a Caribbean version of the cover for Leave The Door Open. The remake is reminiscent of the Caribbean with Reggae rhythm-infused undertones, thus producing a classic Lover’s Rock ballad to get you moving.
St. Lucian born, Teddyson John was overwhelmed to be selected for this project as it was his first Reggae cover, and what better way to debut his first collaboration in the genre than with a great stalwart like Maxi Priest. The Soca star expressed how extremely honored he was.
“I thought the Reggae version was a great idea because this track is the biggest love song in the world right now, No. 1 on Billboard, and its good to share our Caribbean version of that expression,” Teddyson explained. Although he is mostly known for his contributions to Soca, his interest in music is vast and doesn’t limit himself to any one genre but rather focuses on creating great music.
Produced by talented bass musicians Taddy P and Dwight ‘DollaCham’ Yearwood, the Leave The Door Open collaboration was surprising as many would not expect a Soca artist on a Reggae track. The producers, however, believed the sound of the artists would definitely compliment the track excellently and were more interested in creating a great cover than playing it safe.
“It’s definitely a Caribbean fusion with these artists and the team. We wanted to ensure that the Reggae cover did justice to the original track and with Teddyson and Maxi Priest’s vocals it’s a slam-dunk and we are very proud of the finished product,” Taddy P. said.
Press play on the Reggae cover for Leave The Door Open with Maxi Priest, Teddyson John, and Taddy P. above.