Romain Virgo’s LoveSick Album and European Tour 2018 Reviewed by Gege Vibes

“LoveSick” is the new Romain Virgo’s album, released last March 30 2018 and mainly produced by his manager Niko Browne of LifeLine Music. We already knew that Romain was a talent, but it seems that this time he has improved his artistic skills more. The album, composed of 16 tracks, is a nice tribute to the strongest feeling on Earth : the love. The artist from Saint Ann, Jamaica, talks once again about the sentiment that has the strength to move the World. A lot of important jamaican names gave their credits on this project as Donovan Germain of Vp Records, Dean Fraser, Sting International and more.The LoveSick’s track that really makes me crazy is “Still” onSkyscraper Riddim by Richie Stephens. In “Still” the artist asks her partner if she is still in love with him. The meaning of the song is very beautiful because it shows a Romain Virgo able to express the most sensitive part of himself without filters.

TRACKS

  1. Face To Face
  2. Lovesick
  3. Cruise
  4. In This Together
  5. Day In Day Out
  6. Cannot Close My Eyes
  7. Sweet Liar
  8. Unbreakable
  9. Trouble
  10. Hold On
  11. Will You Be There
  12. Now
  13. Still
  14. Heartbeat
  15. Stay With Me
  16. Caress Me

We followed as Gege Vibes Magazine two shows of the European tour of Romain Virgo: on April 1st in Amsterdam during the event Reggaeville Easter Special and on April 8th in East London at Scala. If the album enchanted us, the live concerts were even better. On the stages the sound was a sweet reggae, contaminated with pop and soul. The melodic voice of Romain was accompanied by his very good band. The audience was involved and passionated in a no-stop show of almost two hours. We also really appreciated the voice of the young female artist in open act Sevana, from Kingston.

At the end of the days, what struck me in a positive way are especially the contents of the album’s themes. Romain addresses the “subject” of the love to the fullest singing about the lost and found ones. This topic may seem something obvious and too used in the songs, but I think that in today’s society is a rarity that young artists still compose lyrics like those. Today it seems that everything is about the money, the success based on the fake appearances and the mere fun. Romain, with LoveSick Album, teaches or reminds people that only when we are in love we could see the things with different eyes transforming the everyday routine into something of unique and unrepeatable.

Eugenia Conti

Brand New Valentine’s Day Video / Looking for Love – Tres (02/14/2018)

There is a congolese proverb that says :

“No matter how long the night, the day is sure to come”. This proverbs embodies the journey of Tres. Born and raised as an orphan in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Tres had a nomadic life; moving from the couch of hostels to the harsh reality of the streets. While many of his counterparts fell to the same demise; Tres wanted to be different. Having observed the pain of the people and the violence that ever so plagued his area, he wanted to help. He acknowledged that he could make a change and figured the only solution would be to share a different message, one that would seep through their present pain. He wanted to bring some joy in a place where such a thing was foreign. Overall he wanted to make a difference!

At the age of nine, self discovery brought a solution to Tres and he realized that when he would sing, he would capture the attention of the people in his village. In this time, this became a boy’s dream and Tres concluded that this will be his life pursuit. Such dreams however couldn’t be actualized in his present environment. With ongoing political violence in his area, Tres made the bold decision to leave DR Congo at the age of 16, to pursue his dream and begin his musical journey.

In 2009, in an unexpected move, Tres performed for Prince William at Centerpoint Hostel. It was a half done performance which was enough to impress Prince William who later invited him to perform again at Clarence House. This was a breakthrough for Tres. This opportunity into the spotlight, landed appearances on the Nelson’s show, Sky News and This Morning followed.

Shortly after, he signed his first record deal with Roundhouse Records in 2010. Since then, he has supported The Black Keys while earning the nomination for Best Male UK based Afro/Caribbean Act of 2010 at the BEFFTA Awards.

In recent times, Tres musical ambitions continue to grow working with world renowned writers affiliated with the likes of Adele, Florence and the Machine, Santigold, Rihanna, Mikky Ekko, Alex Clare, Tom Odell, Jessie Ware, Ed Sheeran, Paolo Nutini to name a few. This expansion in this new territory has been lifted under new management. With new releases scheduled for 2017 , Tres is currently working on his new album under the direction of Plum Music. ‘Looking for love’ is the first official Videoclip of Tres released today on YouTube. The location of the video is in the cosmopolitan East London. The shootings were directed in coloured and artistic areas like Shoreditch, Brick Lane and Hackney Wick. A real hantem in favor of the love without prejudices and any form of racism.

In his own words Tres said : “For me, it was never about the popularity , it was about the music. My joy is that I get to share it”

Henry Seven 

Dedication for Valentine’s Day 2018 / “Don’t Make Me Wait” Sting ft. Shaggy (with Lyrics)

LYRICS

(Sting – Shaggy)

Don’t make me wait
Don’t make me wait in vain, to love you
Can’t wait to give you me last name
Don’t make me wait, don’t make me too long girl
Don’t make me wait, don’t make me wait
To love, to love you, to love you
Don’t make me wait, don’t make me wait
To love, to love you, to love you
A wah mi say

(Shaggy)

It didn’t take me long to fall in love with your mind
And I won’t even mention the way your body perfectly design, so fine
And judging from your outlook on life, I knew this would be more than just one night
But now I’m ready for the next level and you’re telling me you need more time, no crime
Nothing wrong with waiting a little bit, yuh know this is more to me than just hittin’ it
But only get a love like this once inna life time and if this is our change I ain’t missing it
My whole life I never felt like this, just wanna run where I don’t wanna fight this
I ain’t rushing yuh to make up yo mind, just wanna put some more quality in a we time
Come on, girl

(Sting – Shaggy)

Don’t make me wait, don’t make me wait
To love, to love, to love you
Don’t make me wait, don’t make me wait
To love, to love, to love you
I can’t wait no fi love ya
Don’t make me wait, don’t make me wait
To love, to love, to love you
Don’t make me wait, don’t make me wait
To love, to love, to love you

(Sting)
I don’t want you to think I’m rushing you
I know you like to take your time (time, time, time)
I’m already sold by the idea, of you and I
Just tell me where I need to sign (sign, sign, sign)
‘Cause I’ve been searching for a while, girl
And I know what works for me (oh, oh)
All I need to know if this is what you want, girl
‘Cause I’m already where I need to be, so don’t make me wait

(Sting – Shaggy)
Don’t make me wait, don’t make me wait
To love, to love, to love you
I can’t wait no longer
Don’t make me wait, don’t make me wait
To love, to love, to love you
Fi wah

(Shaggy)
You don’t wanna rush and I don’t wanna take my time
I’m putting everything on the line
They say that true love’s hard to find
I’m ready now to make you mine

(Sting – Shaggy)
Don’t make me wait
Baby, now, baby, now, don’t make me wait
You gotta say yeah, yeah, yeah
Don’t make me wait
Baby, now, baby, now, don’t make me wait
Don’t make me wait