Local artiste to release video featuring Gramps Morgan

The poster for the video
The poster for the video

Former lead vocalist of local reggae band, Caribbean Vybes Band, Julie “Devine Songz” Christmas, will soon be launching a video for a remix of his single “Many Waters” which will feature well-known reggae singer of Jamaica, Gramps Morgan.

“Gramps was very willing, it was very easy working with him and he too is excited about the project and he can’t wait to actually push out the song,” he told Dominica News Online. “It feels great. I think that is another level for music in Dominica, so I am happy I could be the one to do that collaboration.”

He said the video features two Dominican actors.

“The video was shot in Dominica by Chad Ambo at different locations including Fort Young Hotel, certain parts of Portsmouth…” he explained. “It also features a local actor and actress.”

Devine described his new video as having “a lot of drama” and it tells a story as opposed to him just singing.

“My previous video had a little humour to it, this one has a bit more acting,” he noted.

He stated that the song was recorded at Imperial Studios which is owned and operated by Cornell Phillip and it was mastered by Dane Pond in Miami.

“We expect great things. I am speaking to VP Records right now in terms of them doing distribution for the song,” Devine indicated. “We have also confirmed Julian’s Promotion; he is also going to push out the song.”

Meantime he called on government and private businesses on island to support local artistes because there is a lot of talent in Dominica.

“Basically the government and private businesses in Dominica, they need to invest and they need to support local artistes because it is very hard to get people to sponsor music in Dominica,” he remarked. “I can really say we have so much talent here that is just not utilized and when we look at other countries, like the bigger countries that are more popular, the main thing that brought them out is music.”

His advise to young musicians is to trust in God and appreciate their skills.

“First and for most trust God, it doesn’t matter what genre of music you are doing, even if its Bouyon, Soca and even though it may seem worldly…you stay focus and you remain focus,” Devine advised. “It is easy to get distracted, appreciate your skill, your talent, appreciate your fans because they are the ones who are going to make you and motivate you and do good music. Remain humble and treat everyone the same.”

Devine is from the community of Layou.

Listen to song below.

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8 Comments

  1. Talent!
    July 9, 2015

    Proud man, you’ve done great!

  2. club dvd
    July 9, 2015

    big work my bro keep your head up your thing turn up

  3. DC
    July 9, 2015

    Devine, you possess a wealth of talent. The first time I was privileged to listen to you, I was mesmerized. Your Heavenly voice captivated my attention from commencement to end. I wish I had the capital to assist you in exposing your talent Internationally! Wishing you continued success!

  4. fire man
    July 9, 2015

    when it comes to music, for a little fishing village you have to give layou their respect. devine sounds, koko breakfast, vessels of honor, beats and pieces, olbenz ,kenroy (drummer), Rabit (calypso),Obanga (producer) ,the mighty thunder and more to come. They should invest more in music in that village. A jeff joe school of music would be good in st.joe.

  5. Bwa Chesse
    July 9, 2015

    Big up Bro, Waiting patiently for this one…Talent to the Max…

  6. Expressive
    July 9, 2015

    YESSSS DEVINE!! You and Mel-c are heating up the airwaves…..Im sooooo happy for you!! Go do your thing! I love this! Love to see my people going somewhere! Go Go GO get it!!!! :D

  7. music lover
    July 9, 2015

    Well done Devine Songz! Keep at it.

  8. Utterly
    July 9, 2015

    Well done brethren well done

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