Don’t Worry About Najjah Calibur; As His New Single Says, ‘I’m Good’

In the first verse from ‘I’m Good’, the new single from Najjah Calibur, he sings, “I’m from a place where you can truly feel free”. While he means his own mental state, he’s also referring to his home town of Toronto, Ontario, and he makes that unmistakably clear in the accompanying video for the song.

‘I’m Good’ is a high-energy, club-ready track; it’s upbeat and joyous, with Najjah Calibur’s happiness infectious in the extreme. He’s been a fixture in Ontario since his childhood, and been involved in many different musical movements during his time in Toronto bands including Bluesunderdog, who toured Canada with the Black Eyed Peas, and Najjah’s World, just to name two. Najjah Calibur has also blazed a trail through the underground as a solo act, and along the way has found time to also collaborate with Trinity Chris and Bush Life.  

‘I’m Good’ sees Najjah Calibur return to music after a hiatus as an award-winning international host for FIFA, and he’s performing it at the World Cup, in Qatar – no wonder he’s good!

Najjah sings, raps, and rides the rhythm with remarkable charisma in every verse and chorus, with infectious and inspiring enthusiasm and optimism. The pop-inflected track also combines elements of rap, rambunctious dance, and rowdy funk. You could pretty much say it sounds like Toronto on a beautiful summer day, where subcultures collide beautifully in a cloud of artistic liberation.

The music video for ‘I’m Good’, directed by Dan Barker, continues this vibe, and actually DOES show Toronto in the summer. We’re shown the red-brick streets of the pedestrian zone by the Distillery, the proudly multicultural Spadina Avenue strip and unique Kensington Market, and the bustling, brightly-lit Downtown. Most of all, we’re shown ordinary Toronto residents, assuring us that, like Najjar Calibur, they, too, are feeling good. As they should!

Check out Najjah Calibur and his music online on his official website, Instagram, and Facebook. Watch the video for ‘I’m Good’ below.

Najjah Calibur -  I'm Good (Official Music Video)

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Lisa has been writing for over 20 years, starting as the entertainment editor on her university newspaper. Since then she's written for Popwrapped, Maximum Pop, Celebmix, and ListenOnRepeat.

Lisa loves all good music, with particular fondness for Jedward and David Bowie. She's interviewed Edward Grimes (Jedward), Kevin Godley, Trevor Horn, Paul Young, Peter Cox (Go West), Brendan B Brown (Wheatus), Bruce Foxton (The Jam), among many many more. Lisa is also available for freelance writing - please email lisa@essentiallypop.com

Comments

  1. Lisa!! It’s Najjah here and I can’t thank you enough for this write up and exposure. Grateful to be in essentially pop magazine truly! I’m an independent artist and your acknowledgement means the world to me. Light and Love always! Naj

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