Shenseea Says New Music Will Be ‘Dark And Moody’: “I’ve Been So Depressed Lately”

shenseea-3Jamaican star Shenseea says the new music she’s about to release will reflect the melancholic mood she has been in recently.

Without revealing why she’s not in high spirits, the Good Comfort singer says fans can expect new music by the end of September or early October, but they shouldn’t hold their breaths on hearing anything like previous releases.

“The new music that I’m about to release, let me just tell you from now, it’s gonna be something completely different from the first album. But, it’s just how I roll; I’m an artist—I like to experiment, I like to show my creativity,” she told Rolling Stone, during a red carpet interview at the Video Music Award (VMAs) on Sunday.

“I feel like I’ve been so depressed lately…stress out! Right out…so it’s more like dark, moody but relatable, still.”

Alpha, Shenseea’s debut album, had spent nine weeks on the Billboard Reggae Albums chart, peaking at No. 2 earlier this year. 

She was the only Jamaican nominee at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards—for Push Performance Of The Year.  On Sunday, the award went to the South Korean boy band, Seventeen, but the 25-year-old attended the event in New Jersey in a show-stopping fit from Marc Jacobs’ SS22 collection.

During Sunday’s interview, the Blessed singer relished in the MTV nomination, which she said was unexpected. 

“I think it’s more amazing that I didn’t see it coming knowing that I’ve been watching VMAs for how long on TV and just to be nominated for one is…crazy!,” she exclaimed.

She later attended the Republic Records VMA Afterparty and Offset’s “Code” single release party in New York City, in a head-to-toe, all-black Balenciaga look.

“God is great….I mean, let me tell you, I decided to do good with my life, but for it to come this quickly? I just have to thank God,” a beaming Shenseea said.

Shenseea, who entered the music business in 2016, currently has 8.3 million monthly listeners on Spotify. 

She’s fourth behind Sean Paul with 24.5 million listeners, Bob Marley with 15.6 million listeners, and Shaggy with 14.3 million listeners.

They had also named Bob Marley & The Wailers, UB40, Damian Marley, SOJA, and Chronixx as the Top 5 most streamed Reggae artists, globally.