Machel Montano celebrates his 41st birthday today. To celebrate, Machel has released a new song which he says marks an evolution in his music and message in what he says is his desire to continue to spread the movement of new knowledge and Soca music to every corner of the globe.

His new single “Need It” is an infectious love song produced by London Future and written by Machel along with Full Blown Entertainment.

The MŌNK mantra further builds on the mission of another Caribbean musical icon – the legendary Bob Marley. Machel samples the classic “Jammin”. The process reputedly took over 18 monthes to negotiate.

We think the late, great Bob Marley would be proud to team up with the growing soca legend Machel Montano.