Executive Produced by Germaica Austria from Europe, the 8 track EP features two collaborations, one with upcoming songstress Kim Nain on the track titled ‘For You’ which is produced by Picante Music and another with veteran Reggae legend Everton Blender on the final track ‘Put in the work’ produced by Warrior Music Productions.
Other songs on the project include Turn It Up which is one of two high tempo tracks, Flyin’, I Can Do It, Mankind, Just for living and I’m Out.
Known for hits such as School Fee and ‘F.W.B.’ (Friends with Benefits) Darrio is excited and upbeat about the new direction of his career and his musical growth. He described the production as positive and smooth stating, “This is a more smoother side of Darrio in terms of delivery and song choices. We have 8 songs on it and none of them is a bruk out song with lude lyrics.”
He further shared, “The EP showcases the new direction in which my career is going in terms of more positivity and bringing more a that to my fans.”
In efforts to showcase his talent and his new work, Darrio hosted successful launches at100 Hope Road, Kingston Jamaica; and another at Bourbon Beach, Negril which featured a performance of the singles from the EP and familiar hits as well as appearances from a number of entertainers such as Rayvon, Mr. Lexx, Kenny Smith and Craigy T just to name a few.
Darrio is set to host another launch for ‘The Preliminary’ at Fellowship Portland on Friday, January 12, 2018, and he has hopes of doing another promotional tour in the United States. He is also gearing up for a European Tour which will take place March 1- 18, 2018. ‘The Preliminary’ will available for download starting January 12, 2018 on iTunes and all major digital platforms.