Following the release of the teaser clip for their joint single, Tears, Dancehall artistes Mavado and Jahshii have released the music video for their first musical collaboration.
Mavado is fresh off of his collaboration with fellow Dancehall deejays Dexta Daps and Jay-A. The trio released their single, Pain, at the end of February. Mavado appears to be wasting no time in the studio and teased his Tears collab with Jahshii less than a month later with a short clip of the upcoming video posted on his Instagram page on Tuesday.
Tears was released on Wednesday and was produced by Damage Musiq Group and Mansion Records. The music video was directed by Deus Beni, with visuals by Now Or Never and SWL Entertainment, and features the artistes in a forested location and a home filled with friends. The melancholic track expresses regret over loved ones lost but celebrates the memories that are left behind and the fact that they are in a better place.
Featured in the music video are multiple portraits of cherished friends and family who have died, such as Mavado’s mother, Elizabeth “Ms. Pinny” Gordon, and Jahshii’s long-time friend and producer, Mabreco ‘Tadmar’ Watson. Mavado recently commemorated the second anniversary of his mother’s death following her passing in March 2021. Watson, who co-wrote Jahshii’s hit, Cream of the Crop, also passed away in 2021 after he was shot and killed by the police.
Mavado takes the lead in the first verse and the chorus of the track, singing, “From the day when yuh gone, dat alone lef me weak. And it hurt me so deep, and me cyah even sleep. Yeah, me try move on, but me cyah lif a feet. I’m so broken-hearted, feel so defeated.”
Jahshii takes over from the Father Gad deejay in the second verse, sharing his own story of loss. “From the day when yuh pass me a reminisce. Mek me tell yuh dis. Whole heap a memories. Tears from me heart me nuh seh noting [ … ] Still a try numb di pain wid Hennessy,” Jahshii sings.
Following the single’s release earlier today, it has garnered over 8,000 likes and nearly 27,000 views.
Watch the video below: