You’ve dropped one other banger and you’ve now turned up the warmth on Carnival 2022. Give us the history behind Dwive!
I really like that song lol. I had that idea in mind like 5 years ago but I never really wrote anything. In 2019, Shemmy coincidentally had the identical concept and he also had a hook for it. When he sang it for me I told him I liked it and I desired to do it. Shemmy and I even have a pleasant working chemistry. The method for writing this song was fun. We went to Pigeon Island and just vibe out.
What number of new singles would you say is prepared for release from you and what number of are already out and doing well?
I even have plenty of songs within the stash and I even have about 4 of them that I recently released which can be doing well. Push Back on the Gas Station Riddim, It’s A Wrap on the Red Dress Riddim, Love And Soca on the Vivid Moon Riddim and Beautiful featuring Taller Dan on the Spaceman Project.
You’re known for a few of one of the best collaborations. Will we proceed to see you sharing the stage with more musical talents within the Soca and other genres?
Yeah definitely, I think in collaborating. I would like it to be a surprise though lol but I’ll offer you a touch. I even have collabs with artistes from Trinidad, St. Vincent, Grenada, New York to call a number of.
What are you plans and goals for this yr’s carnival season? Are we going to see Sedale on the Soca Monarch stage?
This yr is the welcome back yr. We’re welcoming everyone back to St. Lucia, to our carnival, to our culture. My plan is so as to add my contribution through music and events to reinforce the Carnival experience. I would like to attach with people, I would like them to enjoy themselves, I would like to assist them create memories. So far as Soca Monarch, I actually haven’t made a choice yet.
We’ve heard the announcement that Carnival is back to its original route. Are you pleased with that call and the way much of a staple do you’re thinking that carnival is to the island?
I really like that we’re back to the unique route. Our Carnival parade is one in every of the distinct features of our Carnival. I do know there’s been plenty of talk in regards to the potential health risks and I believe we should always be diligent in protecting the health of country. I also feel that we’ve reached a juncture where we have now to normalize living with Covid, and as such, we’d like to maneuver forward with life. I believe going back to the unique route sends the message that Saint Lucia is able to move forward.
You might be one in every of the more outspoken artistes on the islands. You frequently speak on topics that many shrink back from, essentially the most recent being royalties and media houses short changing the artistes. Why do you’re thinking that it is vital that you simply engage topics like those?
Miss Severin all the time told me I used to be outspoken. I think my role is to be a pacesetter. I’ve all the time relished advocating for the underdog, the underappreciated etc. so naturally once I see an unfair situation, I’ll discuss it. The royalty situation is easy in theory but complex practically. More dialogue must be had with all relevant parties.
Coming from this pandemic induced hiatus, what strategic moves would you point to that assisted in ensuring you remained relevant and what advice would you’ve for any artiste struggling to get out of the starting blocks?
To remain relevant I just tried my best to release music. It was tough. The pandemic inhibited me creatively. I couldn’t form a melody, couldn’t give you lyrics, I had severe author’s block. It took me some time to climb out of that zone. To any artists going through something similar, my best advice is to not over evert yourself attempting to get back in your creative zone. Don’t feel such as you’re the just one going through it, don’t add any more pressure on yourself. Let it come to you. Trust me, it is going to come back and also you’ll feel an enormous burst of creativity. You’ll be happier, more confident. Be patient with yourself, allow yourself to undergo the motions. You’ll be blessed.
Scady before I’m going I hadda big up d Chops.