Following in the footsteps of teammate, Dwayne Bravo, fellow West Indies cricketer, Chris Gayle will step into the recording booth as he plans his first single.
Just weeks after shocking the cricket world by leading the West Indies to the 2012 ICC World Twenty20 title in Sri Lanka, Gayle will add musician to his list of titles as he will record his debut single to promote a new dance named after him, called the Chris Gayle Cover Drive. The dance was crafted by Jamaican dancer, Zinga after Chris Gayle continuously did the overwhelmingly popular, Gangnam Style dance during many of the West Indies’ matches throughout the tournament.
This comes over a year after Bravo recorded a single alongside Dancehall legend, Beenie Man and Guyanese singer entitled Badman Soca. That was accompanied by a track that Bravo and Beenie Man did alongside Guyanese singer, Timeka Marshall dubbed Beenie Man & Bravo.
Dancehall star, QQ will feature on Gayle’s track, which will be unveiled in November. Gayle will reportedly record his part of the song before heading with his West Indies teammates for an upcoming series of matches in Bangladesh. Additionally, fans can expect accompanying visuals for the single once Gayle returns to Jamaica as the video will feature many of Gayle’s teammates, including Marlon Samuels, Daren Powell, Wavell Hinds and the aforementioned Dwayne Bravo.
Zinga revealed that he’s currently creating dance moves in honor of Gayle’s teammates as he’s looking to craft a move dubbed Wave Dem for Wavell Hinds as well as Nah Laugh Wid Dem for Marlon Samuels.
Gayle’s exuberant renditions of Gangnam Style made him a YouTube sensation while in Sri Lanka as he paid homage to the dance move that has dominated the world scene since its unveiling last month. Gangnam Style, a song and move created by South Korean rapper, Psy has become one of this year’s biggest crazes, with the accompanying video accumulating a record-shattering 500 million views on YouTube.
Several Dancehall artistes have hitched on to this trendy dance as veteran deejay, Mega Banton went viral last month with his own rendition of Gangnam Style with Gangnam Badman Style. Elephant Man followed that up two weeks ago with his remix of the track, dubbed Badman Style.