Perhaps buoyed by the social media firestorm over her personal life, the song jumped seven places to on the Chris Coxson reggae playlist chart in Birmingham, England over the weekend.
“I feel great that my fan base in Europe is growing and that the song is doing so well in the UK. It is a great song with crossover appeal and I just want to thank my management team and my fans for their support,” she said.
The track, produced by her management label Downsound Records, has generated a lot of heat since its release. The video, directed by label CEO Joseph Bogdanovich under his alter ego Mr B, has racked up over 150,000 spins on youtube.
The song, recorded on a remake of the instrumental of Mad Cobra’s monster hit Flex, still enjoys excellent rotation on FM radio in Jamaica. Last week, the song entered at number 20 on the DJ Natty B charts in England sand roared to the number-four position on the SFDC Radio Europe Reggae Charts. SFDC Radio, formed six years ago, reaches over 100 million listeners globally with DJs playing from every country and continent.
She has followed up on the successes of Need Love with the singles ‘Restraining Order’ on Justus Arison’s High Life rhythm for JA Productions, and ‘Crybaby’ which has racked up 34,000 spins on youtube in only two weeks.
“Things are going great right now, I am working on a lot of new songs. We will be shooting a video for Restraining Order which has over 40,000 views in one month, the song is getting a whole lot of airplay, big up to DJ Wayne, Sunshine, Roderick Howell, Troy McLean, Garfield, Collin Hines, mi love the support,” she said.
Other standout singles include Wine Yuh Body on the Real Estate rhythm for Good Good Production, and Do It, which features Busy Signal and is produced by Baby G records.
Ishawna is booked to appear on a club show in November in Florida, and alongside Lady Saw and Lisa Hyper at a stage show in Club Amazura in December. The artiste’s bookings are handled by Down Sound Records.