A Song of Inspiration

Jerd Dorsette, Ronald Charles
Jerd Dorsette, Ronald Charles

The ‘Look-Us’ band has released a new song ‘Dominica Overcome’ in an move to provide inspiration as the island struggles to cope in the wake of Tropical Storm Erika.

Attorney- at- Law Ronald Charles, who is also a member of the band, told Dominica News Online (DNO) that the song, which is already hitting the local airwaves, was composed by him, performed by lead singer, Jerd Dorsette and produced by Alie Rolle of Epic Lab Studio located in Roseau.

He continued, “On Wednesday (2nd September) I sat down in the morning and decided that I am going to put a song together to try and bring some hope and compassion, love and to spread some hands, so I decided to just put the words together.”

Charles said that after writing the lyrics, he met with Dorsette in order to put the song together.

“We actually did release the song for the day,” he explained.

He noted that there were emotional moments while the song was being recorded in the studio.

“Even the lead singer , Jedd when he was singing the song many times he would have to stop feel a little emotional then had to go back and try to finish the song.

“It was very touching for everybody,” Charles stated.

He said that proceeds from the song will be used to help children affected by the storm. A webpage or Facebook page will be launched as the band sets up a ‘Look Us’ Fund. For the children.

Dorsette, the band’s lead singer, said the band found it necessary to come together and help those who have lost. The singer said he likes to inspire others and give hope.

The band plans to release a video for the song.

‘Look Us’ is a seven-member band that originated in Trafalgar. It has been in existence for over 15 years.

You can listen to an audio recording of the song below:

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60 Comments

  1. November 17, 2015

    THIS SONG IS SO WONDERFULTHAT IT BRING TEARS IN MY EYES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.LOVE YOU GUYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.

  2. November 17, 2015

    :cry: i fell so sad that a’m crying.I LOVE U ALL DON’T FORGET ME LOVE U ALL ONCE AGAIN :cry: :( :?: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: LOVE U GUYS………………………………..

  3. Trouble
    September 17, 2015

    some great music is coming out of this horrific event.. more good things to come!!

  4. Dominica Will Rise
    September 16, 2015

    Dominica We Shall Rise Again ???

  5. Julie Roberts
    September 15, 2015

    The words of this song is so appropriate and comforting in this catastrophe. Thank you for putting it together Mr Charles and Look Us

  6. Thankful
    September 10, 2015

    This song brings tears to my eyes every single time that I hear it. Just wanted to say great job and we will rise again!!

  7. Carol Sorhaindo
    September 9, 2015

    Beautiful song of memory and celebration of unity :)

  8. Imani Sorhaindo
    September 9, 2015

    Thank you so much for sharing your God=given talents with the world at this time.
    It will help to bring peace and hope back to our beautiful island. Imani

  9. Justkum
    September 7, 2015

    Great Song!!

  10. the " same ronald charles???"
    September 6, 2015

    Good job sir! Reminds me of ” candle in da wind” sang by ekton John for princess Dianna. :)

  11. JustSaying
    September 6, 2015

    So touching! Listened to it several times and each time I got goose bumps.

  12. Emma
    September 5, 2015

    Love it; great lyrics, beautiful rendition, very timely, however the song might be more meaningful if the word Ericka is included. Not sure I heard it. Just my thoughts

    • Eternal Star
      September 7, 2015

      You have a good point that Erika, was not mention in the song. However, since the name did not mention, that song can be used by anyone , country or whomever that have had such disaster by just substituting their country name instead of Dominica.

  13. September 5, 2015

    NICE VOICE JED THIS SONG MAKE ME FEEL SO SAD TEARS CAME FROM MY EYES WELL PUT TOGETHER LOVE IT .NEED A CD NOW

  14. J
    September 5, 2015

    Great song. We will rise again but this time higher than high…

  15. Heartfelt
    September 5, 2015

    Beautiful… simply beautiful!

  16. Anonymous
    September 5, 2015

    Thank God for such talented and patriotic Dominicans.

    Guys you are truly inspiring, this is a great song and well suited at this time to bring some hope to all Dominicans especially to those who have suffered loss. Whenever I listen to this song it bring tears to eyes.

    I say to Ronald Charles & Jerd Dorsette, GOOD JOB!!

  17. CONSCIOUS
    September 5, 2015

    THAT SONG INDICATES THAT EVEN THROUGH DISASTERS GOOD CAN BE SEEN AND HEARD
    I LOVE IT MR CHARLES AND I AM SURE TO SHARE IT W ITH YOUR NEPHEW. AS MERLIN SAID YOU ARE SO TALENTED. THE GUY HAD DONE JUSTICE TO THE WORDS. THANKS

  18. too late
    September 5, 2015

    good work mr charles .II wonder if reggie austrie or R.Skerrit can write a song for domica too but with no maypweee , propaganda and lies in it

  19. Shameless
    September 5, 2015

    “Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.” – Dale Carnegie

    Thank you guys for this wonderful song. It is my sincere hope that it will help inspire everyone to partake in the huge challenge of nation building that lay ahead.

    Assertive, NEVER Aggressive! 8)

  20. Lookin on
    September 5, 2015

    Big Track guys .. thank you

  21. Concerned
    September 5, 2015

    Really love the song. Good gob guys. Truly inspirational.

  22. DA DA DA
    September 5, 2015

    wow, good job. I am amazed they were able to put something so wonderful together so quickly. Hats off.

  23. Merlin
    September 5, 2015

    Big Up to my talented brother Ronald and lead singer Jerd of the Look Us band.
    Excellent composition in every respect – lyrics, vocals, melody – absolutely awesome!
    Certainly inspires hope – in Dominica and around the world.
    BRAVO!!!

  24. I AM DOMINICA
    September 5, 2015

    Beautiful song. So touching! Great job guys.

  25. Progressive Labourite
    September 5, 2015

    Massive Song. Timely in these difficult times

  26. Chris Cassell Parillon
    September 5, 2015

    To God be the glory. My family thank God for inspiring you to put this song together. We are confident that whilst the message needs to be put into practice , it should also serve as a call to repentance. God visited this disaster upon Dominica as a warning ; first to those of us of the household of faith and second to th population at large . If this does not bring about the change that God is mercifully and lovingly urging , then a greater catastrophe may well follow. God’s Spirit shall not always strive with man declares the Holy Scriptures. Today if you hear His voice , harden not your heart, tomorrow might be too late. Most Dominicans have heard the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ. ” Jesus Christ, God the Son, died on the cross for our sin. He was buried, rose from the dead and is now seated at the right hand of The Father in heaven .” On hearing this, if you believe it in your heart and ask Him to save you He will. Thank God for this disaster. It is a blessing.

  27. PoKeSa
    September 5, 2015

    No audio recording of the song below to listen to, as indicated – what’s up!

  28. Proud Dominican
    September 5, 2015

    What beautiful melody. Well put together. I love it! Job well done “Look-Us” band. Jerd Awesome singing voice.

  29. September 4, 2015

    I hope that we in the diaspora will get to purchase the CD as our way of contributing to the children
    .

  30. In the Know
    September 4, 2015

    this is a fantastic hit with gold written all over it, God bless this tribute of praise

  31. Love,Peace&Happiness
    September 4, 2015

    Well done guys.All the best to you and my sweet Dominica.We will persevere,everything is for a time. Stay focus and continue to strive for better.,I love you Dominica even if I’m away, I can’t stop loving you.

  32. Dede
    September 4, 2015

    FIRE! Great voice. Catchy tune. Thank you

  33. Eddie
    September 4, 2015

    Words alone can’t tell how much this song has touched my heart. Mr. Charles, well done.

  34. too late
    September 4, 2015

    Not sure why dominicans didnt vote for men like you, instead fell for bribery, sewo, corruption and maypwee

    • more fire
      September 6, 2015

      Are you saying that God was not please with the elections.. ha ha

  35. Jean Eddy Zidor
    September 4, 2015

    yes i listen to the song first and then read the article. but anyway if it was something else i think i would not get any space to comment but it something positive none of the talkative and bing minded people show up to waste time talking crap.
    big up “Look Us Band”on such a great initiative and Jerd u nailed it you have have a great talent and surely u will hit the international stage just focus and continue the road in the positive way. i think your message in the song will cross the border so that the people can help us rebuild Dominica but it must start with Dominican in the first place. DOMINICA STRONG AND DOMINICA WILL RISE AGAIN.

  36. indira Ghandi
    September 4, 2015

    It is a beautiful song.
    I really like it.

  37. September 4, 2015

    wow. great song indeed, congrats.

  38. Reality is a must
    September 4, 2015

    Great song! Love it

  39. September 4, 2015

    It take a powerful man,one with good heart,love and a peoples person to sit and put a song like this together. A well thought of theme and song that can fill our hearts and minds. One that is different from what we know.Put all political views aside and give Jack his jacket. I love this song

  40. Oh Yes
    September 4, 2015

    Wow!!!! God bless you Ronald (my former high school student) and Jerd with a lovely voice. Excellent message; very appropriate. Your heart blesses our hearts. Dominica will rise again, again.

  41. Verve
    September 4, 2015

    Great song, powerful voice!!!

  42. Sylvester Cadette
    September 4, 2015

    I listened to the song this morning on Kimara Hurtault’s program and I was very moved so I called her. I indicated that there is a Musicians for Dominica Concert to be held in Barbados. this song must be aired in that concert.

    Wonderful and inspirational talent by “Look Us” Band.

  43. Jaime Lewis
    September 4, 2015

    This song certainly reflects all the emotion, pain, suffering, and sense of hope. We shall rise again and we shall overcome. Thank you.

  44. Prouddominican
    September 4, 2015

    love the song. What a great way to give back and help our ppl get back on tract. Proud of you Jerd. Ronald good composition.

  45. Look -Us
    September 4, 2015

    Well done Ronald. Well done Look-Us Band. Keep up the great work.

  46. Nicci
    September 4, 2015

    Just wanted to say this is a beautiful song!!!
    Was there a typo with the date??? “On Wednesday, 2nd August, I sat down in the morning and decided that I am going to put a song together to try and bring some hope and compassion, love and to spread some hands, so I decided to just put the words together.”

  47. Henderson
    September 4, 2015

    beautiful song where is it available

  48. Mary
    September 4, 2015

    A song of inspiration I just listen to it and have to say thank you guys for this song it bring tears to my eyes just thinking of the many people who lost their life in the tropical storm Erika as a Dominican we are fighters we will build our country.

  49. Anonymous
    September 4, 2015

    Wonderful song but after listening to this song it brings pain of tears to my eyes it is so true Dominica will RISE again in JESUS NAME Amen!!!!

  50. Julius Juispais
    September 4, 2015

    Top tune! I loved this.
    Thank you very much guys- I am sure this will help our people in the healing process.

  51. September 4, 2015

    Ah alas

  52. September 4, 2015

    Where can i buy it

  53. September 4, 2015

    Love it God bless Dominica ❤️❤️❤️??????????

  54. wow
    September 4, 2015

    Thats a great song, it brings tears to my eyes. We shall rise again, God is alive and he will see to it we rise again. Let me strong and work together as one people, one blood and one nation.

  55. %
    September 4, 2015

    Ronald you are a multi faceted person! I like the song, and it aptly fits the circumstances which confronts us today! People like you Ronald epitomize those i refer to as GOOD DOMINICANS! CONGRATS TO THE VOCALIST!

  56. Oneness N. Peace
    September 4, 2015

    beautiful contribution.
    positive vibrations.
    cooperation. rebuilding. kindness. one.

  57. UserName
    September 4, 2015

    A voice of fresh air!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! simply wonderful. Have not heard such a quality recording for a long while. Big up Look Us band.

  58. NatureBoy
    September 4, 2015

    I have listen to the song many times since its release and it has been truly emotional and inspirational. It is just a heart touching song.

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