Reggae artiste releases new single; says it was love inspired

Julie Devine Songz Christmas

Popularly known for his song “Many Waters” Julie “Devine Songz” Christmas of the Caribbean Vybes Band is promising that his new single will be something unique and possibly even better.

Devine, in an interview with DNO said that his new single “Forever” was inspired by love.

“Most of my songs are about love. I get my inspiration from love when I write; love for life, love for music, just love,” the artiste said.

According to him, the single speaks about a young man who is in love with his partner and wants to express that to her.

“’Forever’ is basically a guy speaking to his lady and telling her how much he loves her and explaining that he wants to be with her forever. It is a lover’s rock like most of my other songs,” he revealed.

The song which was written by the singer himself was produced by Dane Pond and mastered by Emperial Studios, Cornell Phillip.

Devine pointed out that he will soon be releasing a video to go along with his song.

In the meantime, a show featuring the songs of legendary reggae artistes is another major event expected to come from the artiste.

The show dubbed “Legends of Reggae” is slated for July 27th, 2013 at St. Joseph.

“This show will feature my band and other local artistes and we will be singing songs of legendary reggae artists. It is my way of saying thank you to my community for the support they have shown me over the years. They have stood by me, they enjoy what I do so I just wanted to do something for them to tell them thank you,” he said.

He noted that he believes in the saying “charity begins at home” and pointed out that the show will be one to enjoy.

Devine is from the village of Layou.

Listen to the single below.


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  1. Anonymous
    July 19, 2013

    love this song its remarkable stunning :-D

  2. Anonymous
    July 18, 2013

    Is the producer the same Dean Pond that produced Third World’s “Patriot” album? If so that’s wonderful to see a Dominican leading his talent to his home artist.

  3. CarnivalFreedom
    July 18, 2013

    Bro, you hold them again. I know there’s a lot more, big tunes, to come. Do your ting my boy….Stay positive. One

  4. P...z
    July 17, 2013

    Nice song….Big ups to the Artist, Producer and all involved…special reach out to the man Dean Pond…what’s up Bro?.. :wink:

  5. July 17, 2013

    love the vibes keep it up

  6. no way
    July 17, 2013

    reggae, the Dominican beat created by

  7. Roy
    July 17, 2013

    Job well done great song

  8. missmostDominican
    July 17, 2013

    keep up the good work juls……happy to see some positive vibe :)

  9. DA Pride
    July 17, 2013

    Julie Julie Julie as my student I remember you always happy and jovial and as I think back you were always humming and making melody. Am so very proud of you and this is another example that ITSS is making positive contributions to society. Don’t forget your first love God Almighty let Him direct your music. All the best my dear as you make your mark in the world of music.

  10. DC
    July 17, 2013

    I cannot ignore this thread. Devine, you are second to no one. You are extremely talented. I had the privilege of attending some of your live performances, and i was mesmerized each time. You are awesome! You have a golden voice and I know it is only a matter of time for you to make it on the International scene. Wish i had the capital. Your future wife will be one lucky lady to have that voice serenade her to bed. You are exceptional!

  11. sphinx
    July 17, 2013


  12. Kimi
    July 17, 2013

    Kordie!! Check out my boy doing big things. Wow I remember growing up in Layou with you, and now look at my boy! I am so proud of you. Always remember your foundation was in the church so put God first in all you do. Much love to you and your fam. Hope I get to see you and piwee next time I come home. Always had love you, and I always will!

  13. unknown
    July 17, 2013

    where is the song, not seeing the link

  14. I like
    July 17, 2013

    I always thought he had a beautiful voice ! I like the song as well. I hope you are successful in the industry. Don’t drag your feet on your music career. Go out there and fight for your love.

  15. Johnny didn't run
    July 17, 2013

    Great voice!! Nice song!!! I love it!

  16. beauty
    July 17, 2013

    Way to go Julie you can sing from time. God gave you a beautiful talent. I remember those church days. let us know what time you having your show

  17. TiDouDou
    July 17, 2013

    Refreshing! Keep up the good work!!

  18. July 17, 2013

    Julie Devine: Congratulations!

    Here in Canada, the land of ice and snow, we don’t know much about REGGAE music.

    I listened to your new release “Forever” on DNO. I heard strong words well sung! Only those who have experienced the feeling behind those words will be able to appreciate the message they convey.

    That kind of love should lead to a marriage between a man and woman who are of the same mind: a marriage that lasts as long as they both live!

    Some think this is a bit old fashioned and behind the times in this 21 century. But I love it! My wife and I celebrated our 50th Wedding Anniversary April 20, 2013.

    I hope and pray that you will avoid the trash. Write more songs that speak a message conveying the values that make civilization strong.

    Have a great career. I leave you with Matthew 6:33.

    Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. Pentecostal Evangelist.

    • July 17, 2013

      “Here in Canada, the land of ice and snow, we don’t know much about REGGAE music.”

      Donald Hill reading from the quote above, I suspect you are either living on some planet by yourself, or you are just a liar!

      You would be better off if you said “you personally don’t know much about Reggae music.” Man these are not the days when someone return from a foreign country to Dominica, and sit and told stories about Brea Fox, and Brea Monkey, and everybody sat and listened to their folktale.

      You may reside in Canada, however Dominicans visits Canada for weekends, and many of us Dominicans are privileged to go in and out of Canada, at random, we drive from the United States, to Canada whenever we wish.

      Just about every Summer, I drive all the way from Los Angeles California, to Toronto, and other places in Canada, sometimes my vacation lasts more than a month in Toronto. And as far as I am concerned Reggae is as popular in Canada, as it is throughout the World If you ask any native born Canadian Black or white, anything about Reggae, if is one thing they know, is that the late Bob Marrley is the King of Reggae music, they will also mentioned Jimmy Clift.

      As many Jamaicans, and other West Indians residing in Canada, it is highly unlikely for Calypso, and Reggae music are not known and popular. For your information, there is a place Eeglington (hope I spell that correctly); North of East York in the City of Scarborough, not too far from the street Dawes, which runs East and West. If you are heading North on Eeglington on the right hand side there are hundreds of stores, in what appears to be a swap meet, one can go in there and buy anything they wish, ninety (90%) percent of the people who own these little shops are West Indians, and Middle Eastern people, and everybody sells their native music there.

      Where are you form man? God said in his word a lying tongue is an abomination to the Lord.

      For you to make such an outrageous claim: “Here in Canada, the land of ice and snow, we don’t know much about REGGAE music.” that tells me you are perhaps living a hole, or you are just a liar! And please do not give people the impression that Canada is covered in Ice and Snow all the time (year round) because as I am posting this I am speaking with a relative of mine residing on Ferris Road right now, walking distance from Scarborough, we walk to that place every Summer, today it is very hot in that area, a couple weeks ago it was flooding there. So any false impression you attempted to create about Canada, will backfire in your face.

      You need to stop!

      Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

      • July 19, 2013

        @Francisco Telemaque July 17, 2013

        Where have you been? I thought that you were sick in the hospital again.

        Anyway I agree with you about reggae not being unknown to Canada, as it is said above.

        When I was living in Dominica; it was all about Calypso, the bands at dancing functions could not even play reggae very–I never cared for reggae music. But I fell in love with reggae music in Toronto–there would be no party without reggae and some of them are so beautiful.

        The name of the Street is Eglinton and Scarborough is a great big City, that is where my son now lives–what do you mean that you walked from Scarborough? Did you mean Scarborough Town Centre?

  19. Anonymous
    July 17, 2013

    Good Track!

  20. G
    July 17, 2013

    :) Talented young man, beautiful song :)

  21. BigPun
    July 17, 2013

    dude, thats a big song!!! proud of you man. you coming up bigger than before… really nice vocals and beat. great stuff. and mastered by my boy Cornell!!! boss!!! great work! Great Work

  22. Niceness
    July 17, 2013

    Real nice.. love the vibes….

  23. LOL
    July 17, 2013

    ITSS massive

    July 17, 2013

    Good Melody, good vocals, good message. Carry on that way, stick to the positive vibes, don’t start singing rubbish like a number of our local artists.


  25. Anonymous
    July 17, 2013

    Big tune dat!!! Vocal quality always on top, musical arrangement also has to be complemented and off course the post production and mastering of the work. Word of advice, do consider, if you have not done so already, registering with a copyright organization (ECCO, ASCAP, BMI, ETC). That’s the only way you will reap the benefit of your effort and hard work.

  26. cautious
    July 17, 2013

    good tune ..keep it up !!!!

  27. dominican
    July 17, 2013

    Go dey Devine big up DA little more. We are talented and proud people these are the tghings that needs to happen in DA positiveness, not stupiness ie shooting and mapwee

  28. Tyre hit de road
    July 17, 2013

    Nice Song Sweet Vocals Bro Blessings!!

  29. Dominican
    July 16, 2013

    On another note such great talent coming out off Dominica. I would love to hear what these guys could do with cadence music.

  30. Dominican
    July 16, 2013

    Love this song. Where can I purchase a digital copy?

  31. Alexy
    July 16, 2013

    This was so soothing to listen too, after all of negative things we have been seeing in the news. Congrats Divine and good luck in all your future releases. Love it!!!!!!

  32. rrrrrrr
    July 16, 2013

    Great songs…. keep up the good work… thumbs up to another talented Dominican

  33. July 16, 2013

    sounds very good.but has any one tell him he looks alittle like “asher”?

  34. Do Not edit
    July 16, 2013

    very good. not knocking the artist, but is that what we teaching our kids now… you arent anything unless youre a star athlete or a rapper or dancehall artist

    • July 17, 2013

      Do Not Edit: Everybody has their message.

      Some speak by their words, some by their life’s work, some by the good they do, and some by example.

      I hope we can appreciate every worthy person who can have a positive input into our lives. There is a danger of making too much of celebrities and entertainers because (a) they are not the only contributing people in our society, and (b) too many of them have not been – and are not – good role models for anybody especially our children.

      Some entertainers pursue a career built only on giving people what they want to hear and see. They don’t care if it is uplifting or degrading as long as they have enough fans to give them a lucrative living.

      However, there are good people working in the music industry. When I hear an artist sing a song that conveys the values I believe in I wish him (or her) well! May he (or she) go over the top!

      Because so many people love his type of music a singer like Mr. Devine has the potential of being a great influence for good both by his life and his songs.

      Let’s support him!

      Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. Pentecostal Evangelist.

    • what ?
      July 17, 2013

      ummm nooo. You just want something to say man ? On the contrary, we encourage our kids to go to school and get a job based on math, English and science even if their passion may be the arts. We don’t explore our children’s artistic capabilities in the hope that they may be a doctor or a lawyer. THAT is what our children believe. That they are nothing if they are not a doctor or a lawyer. We don’t even have any internationally renowned artists from DA. Maybe Devine might be the first ! Maybe it may be your child ! We should teach our children to pursue what they are good at and what they are passionate about. Just like Devine says it is all about love !

    • positive
      July 17, 2013

      @ do not edit, instead of the young people getting into drugs, committing crimes and doing all sorts of wrong things, it shows that when you have talent that you can use it wisely, it doesn’t say that you must be a star, athlete, rapper etc..

  35. July 16, 2013

    “Most of my songs are about love. I get my inspiration from love when I write; love for life, love for music, just love,” the artiste said: News Article

    Yes indeed! Love is not just for Life, but “Love is the Life” in us. Love is the stature of Spiritual “Light”–the Word which God used to call for Life–His Words were: “Let there Light”

    And so this “Light” was formed from Love, through the Man, Jesus Christ–that is the reason the apostle John tells us: “In Him their was Life and the Life was the Light of men”

    Therefore we cannot talk about “Love” if are not thinking of “God Almighty” the “Living God” in Jesus Christ; for God is Love and Love is the Life of the person with a soul that is awakened from its sleep of death.

    Therefore without the thoughts of God, when we are talking about “Love”, what we are really talking bout is the “passion” of the “mind” that feeds the “flesh”.

    This kind of feeding is “fallible” for the experience of “passion” can be here today and gone tomorrow. For that reason, it is easy for people to say: “I don’t love you anymore”–but was it Love that they were experiencing in the first place? The answer is no.

    And so, let us talk and sing about “Love” for our talks and songs about Love is a “testimony” that God is in us; His Love is making us to be the person He wants us to be–but we must acknowledge this Truth about Him–as He wants the glory; it is not ours.

    Blessings to you, Devine. As long you are in God, your work will prosper. But remember to give Him the glory–it belongs to Him alone, through you.

  36. Matriculation
    July 16, 2013

    Great vibes Devine. You are really talented and undoubtedly maintain the the most melodious reggae voice on the island.

    Just can’t understand what is holding you back from bursting on the international scene.

    Certainly endorse your intended video move. This is one of the major avenues of self promotion available for external exposure so do make the most of it and also invest in quality management as well.

  37. anonyme
    July 16, 2013

    good stuff. but then again, anything set to reggae sounds good to me.

  38. Anestine LaFond
    July 16, 2013


  39. Neg Mawon
    July 16, 2013

    This ya, a wicked tune, one of the best from a Da reggae/dancehall artiste…Big UP Devine!!!

  40. Shorwazz
    July 16, 2013

    Big up To the artist Devine Songz. Congrats on a job well done. I am satisfied with the product and can only encourage you to push on. I am a Reggae artist myself and I am a native of Dominica residing in the United States. I hope to hear a lot more from you and your production crew in the future. You are on the right track no doubt. Much love and endless success…… Shorwazz

  41. dingdong
    July 16, 2013

    i love it

  42. Riddim Up
    July 16, 2013

    Nice tune good work…..
    Dominica got talent keep it up

    BIG Up All local musicians doing their thing

  43. Irie
    July 16, 2013

    Reminds me of Garnet Silk.

  44. Anonymous
    July 16, 2013

    respect to u bro good job

  45. joselle
    July 16, 2013

    love this song :)

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