Semi Releases Love Strong
Written by mista_l on November 2, 2020
St. Lucia-born ‘Semi’ launches his brand new 12-track album tomorrow at Jazz on the Beach at The Landing in Gros Islet. It can be considered the official album launch of the latest offering from undoubtedly one of St. Lucia’s most prolific reggae artist, Werner ‘Semi’ Francis.
‘Love Strong’ is complete with lilting rhythms infused with lovers rock and traditional reggae stylings, with tracks that are originals written by ‘Semi’, but also includes written collaborations with Terrick King a.k.a TK DA Boss and Meriah St. Louis and a special track written by Ricardo ‘Tahacha’ Springer. The album also features some cover tunes by very well-known writers such as Gregory Isaacs and Ronald ‘Boo’ Hinkson. One of ‘Boo’s’ renowned classics ‘Song of Love’, is a featured cover tune which ‘Semi’ sings in his own style, which lends for a refreshing rendition.
All the songs on this album have a common thread which is LOVE and reflects love for humanity, translated into inspirational, motivational and romantic love. ‘Semi’ is keeping true to a message of love, unity and general well-being.
Following the success of the acclaimed album, ‘Conscious Paradise’ ‘Semi’ has been busy on the national and international circuits performing alongside St. Lucian legendary guitarist Ronald ‘Boo’ Hinkson with recent performances in Monaco, London and New York.
‘Semi has teamed up once again, as he did for his last album ‘Conscious Paradise’, with acclaimed Danyl Daniel of F.A.C.E. Media Productions, who is the producer of ‘Love Strong’, a collector’s album. Daniel’s musical competence and creativity, his technical brilliance and engineering prowess in mastering and mixing, has resulted in this exceptional body of work.
It is safe to say that ‘Love Strong’ is an all-St. Lucian product which ‘Semi’ is very proud of. The musicians and backup vocalists on this album are all very-well known on the St. Lucian music circuit and beyond.
All this makes ‘Semi’s debut performance of ‘Love Strong’ at The Landings this Sunday a musical event that must be experienced. ‘Semi thanks all who have contributed to this project’s success and all who continue to give him the encouragement and support on his musical journey. ‘Love Strong’ the album is available at CD Baby.com
This article which was first written on May 6, 2017, is reproduced with kind permission of VP Digital.