Tuesday 21 January, 2020

Don Reid gets hilarious with 'Courts'

Don Reid

Don Reid

Still basking in the success of his belly-hugging new single, 'Hospital Food', recording artiste Don Reid may be on the verge of an even bigger hit with his hilarious follow-up single, 'Courts' which has generated in excess of 600,000 views on various social media platforms in only a few days.  

"The reaction has been unexpected and overwhelming both locally and regionally in Caribbean territories where Courts does business. An amateur recording of the song has gone viral having been reposted by a multitude of major social media sites chalking up in excess of 600,000 views after being shared by over 14,000 followers and social media sites," he said. 

The singjay says that the song - a parody of Koffe's hit 'Toast' single - mirrors the financial stresses that many persons experience after entering into hire-purchase type arrangements and the often-hilarious results.   

"The song, which is basically social commentary, was done to highlight in a humorous way the unfortunate reality that exists where many consumers experience financial difficulties which prevent them from meeting their hire purchase obligations to furniture and appliance companies such as Courts. Viewers and listeners of the song on social media have said that Courts should engage me to do a commercial or jingle to promote the company's products and services and encourage people to make their payments on time," he said, laughing. 

Don Reid has already shot a video for the project which will be released in two weeks. 

"Fans can expect more singles over the course of 2019 as I build up to my first EP project of 8 songs," he said. 

Don Reid’s debut single,  ‘Hospital Food’, is a  hilarious account of his experience while hospitalized. The song was recorded in September 2018 when he teamed up with the legendary producer Danny Browne of the well-known label Main Street Records.

Born Donovan Reid in Kingston Jamaica and raised in St Ann, Reid had a passion for music starting in his childhood days and was influenced by the popular entertainers during that time. He is employed as a bank manager  in the financial sector but is also a recording artiste who performs at various events and functions. He started out by producing a series of amateur recordings showcasing his comedic style of music via social media platforms.

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