“Music is Just a Part of Me”: After ‘Country Yutes’ Success, Usain Bolt Starts Work on Next Big Album

Published 01/03/2022, 9:00 AM EST


What are the odds of a world record holder turning into a sensational music producer? Not much, unless it is the legendary Usain Bolt. Following his dream to create music, Bolt released his debut album named ‘Country Yutes’, which got great reviews from the audience. Moreover, it topped the Billboard reggae charts in America while fans loved what he did for the genre.

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Now turned into a pro, Bolt is ready to launch yet another album as he talked about his plans for the future. Being a great Olympian is something, but to excel in both fields would be an achievement that surely can’t be matched.

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Usain Bolt ready to launch his next album

A man with different interests, Bolt looked upon a soccer career that turned out to be sour. However, after those plans derailed, he talked about producing music, an area that suited his creative interests. After his athletic career, he, along with his best friend Nugent Walker, released a 14 track album that soared up the music charts. Hence, with that success behind him, he wants to achieve more.

“Music is just a part of me. In lockdown I wasn’t doing much so I thought I could take the opportunity to get into music as it is something that I love to do. For me the album we did was just to show people that we were serious. When we started out people thought I was just messing around and bored with nothing to do but I wanted to let them know I was serious,” said Bolt.

Formula One F1 – Italian Grand Prix – Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy – September 12, 2021 Usain Bolt is seen on the grid before the race REUTERS/Jennifer Lorenzini

He talked about being committed to the project while focusing on avenues to improve his music credibility. Safe to say, Country Yutes became a great foundation for his music career to be launched into the limelight.

“I put an album out Country Yutes. I did the intro so you hear my voice there, but I produced the album,” added Bolt.

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Bolt wants to collaborate with a lot of artists in the UK to expand his wide range of music production. The talented athlete had earlier produced three dancehall EPs in 2019 to maximize his interest in creating delightful music. Notably, Country Yutes became the key mainstay for that, as he wants to further explore the field of music.

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The talented athlete is once again determined to launch another album. Although the inner details of the album are unknown, Bolt is surely cooking something special for his audience. Given the success of his first album, do you think Usain will outdo himself this time as well?

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Jacob Gijy

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Jacob Gijy is a US Sports and NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Gijy finished his Masters in Counselling Psychology and worked in a hospital for 2 years before his passion for sports compelled him to find his way to sports journalism. A fan of the great Tim Duncan, he is always ready to pick up a debate with anyone who does not offer the center the respect he deserves.

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