Check out the brand new EP « Lifted » from Romain Virgo which debuted at the number three position behind Bob Marley on the iTunes reggae chart.
The 25-year-old Jamaican singer-songwriter Romain Virgo returns with a brand new EP Lifted on Oct 30, 2015 on VP Records. Virgo unveils hope behind darkness on this concsious 8-song set filled with social commentary.
He holds strong with « God Inna Mi Corner » and weeds out fake friends on « Fade Away » featuring dancehall artist Assassin. While showcasing his dee-jay skills on the EDM-tinged reggae track « Badder Man, » he reveals the gripping realities of a rudeboy and opts for a different way of life. « I don’t mix up with da criminal dem, me a gwan stick to mi gal dem. I don’t care who a buss this, who a buss that, me don’t want no strap, » as he sings in the song’s closing lyrics.
To pay homage to his ladies, Virgo then offers a few ballads on his EP – including his latest romancer « Stars Across The Sky, » his Sam Smith cover of « Stay With Me » (which recieved over 2.4 mil YouTube views for its accompanying visual) and « Soul Provider » (racking in nearly 4 mil YouTube video views). This will give listeners a feel of his 2016 album entitled Love Sick (VP Records), which is a heartfelt collection mostly comprised of love songs.
Lifted follows his critically acclaimed 2012 album The System, which was described as « striking » (Washington Post), « high-quality » (BBC) and « smooth and engaging » (New York Times). Billboard also proclaimed he has « empowering messages over misogynistic and violent lyrics, intricately textured one-drop rhythms instead of frenetic digital beats » and he has « found an appreciative, multi-generational audience.
Romain Virgo Lifted
Label: VP Records
Release Date: 30 October 2015
Catalog Number: VP6547