Did not see where it said that this is Phase ll 2018 panorama tune, as far as I see Boogsie only played in the song.
TRUE!!! Well yuh have all dem contacts down in TRINIDAD, call up and find out what PHASE II playing nah. If that is not the SONG then I hope he releases the SONG soon. By the time CHRISTMAS done, CARNIVAL and PANORAMA about to start!
Boogsie produce his own music.
If Nailah gets a GOOD PRODUCER and a few good SONGWRITERS she could take the SOCA places. She has the VOICE and the performance skills and the SUPERSTAR looks.
From reliable and most shocking info, it says that Boogsie is going to Panorama with this Sokah. No own tune for 2018. It so, well look out for something crazy, from D Madman. It is a challenging piece.
Thanks for the up-date Oswald, it is indeed ah challenging piece but will add the the excitement in 2018, with Rudy back in the mix any number could play.
Cecil: As you know, most of the songs that they are putting out now are GARBAGE. But I ended up listening to this song about 5 times yesterday -- and usually I don't give more than 5 seconds to 99 percent of the current music. The new thing is a heavy R&B slant to the songs -- but nobody could sing!!!
Nailah is the PROUD EXCEPTION!!! And listening to the song and hearing the inherent difficulty of reproducing it on PANS -- I still was able to conjure a PATHWAY for a GREAT PAN ARRANGEMENT.
If this is the song that BOOGSIE is going to do (a HIT or MISS song) then he is either going to BLOW AWAY THE COMPETITION or RUN DOWN THE BACK OF THE PACK. And if this is the song he is going to do then he would have crossed ONE BIG BRIDGE in that he will be playing a VERY POPULAR SONG that everybody knows WAY IN ADVANCE.
That Santiwah guy who wrote the article above made a good critique when he said that the composition would have been better served with a more authentic 'Soca sound' taking into consideration that the name of the song takes on the original spelling, 'Sokah'.(And that title is another story that I will not get into here.)
I will continue to believe that when you go THAT FAR with the CROSSOVER you have to WRITE LYRICS with a more GLOBAL APPEAL to give yourself a chance to hit the JACKPOT (in for a PENNY in for a POUND). But they always choose to stay EXTREMELY LOCAL with the lyrics to WIN THE CLOSEST MARKET. Which is a kind of a contradiction.
On the other hand, I like the HOOK in a song be to USED to the POINT OF BRAINWASHING -- and this song does a good job of doing that. Although I would have preferred to hear some sort of ACTIVE VERB driving the HOOK LINE ... or the HOOK WORD in this case!!!
I don't know, the most recent string of "Caribbean sounding" pop hits haven't been heavy on lyrical content (Bieber-Rihanna-Drake). It's about the sound. Bunji scored a modest hit with Differentology because that "we ready, we ready" hook was very dancefloor-friendly. But the lyrics were quite carnival-specific.
I like the song, and Boogsie will produce a excellent arrangement, but I'm a little concern as to why he chose NOT to compose his own music. This is history in the making for Phase ll the first time in panorama with a tune that Boogsie did not compose.
The majority of bands went soca last year and those who didn't, suffered when results called, particularly those that did their own song. Sometimes you have to follow the trend, much as other arrangers did when Boogsie and Robbie were winning playing their own compositions. Today pan songs are largely irrelevant no matter how good they may be. They don't resonate outside of the small pan community. So don't be concerned, be excited that Phase II might play a song that "the people" know.
Anyway, it's not the first time in history for Phase II to play non-Boogsie music, remember they played Ray Holman's music for two years. And Boogsie did Woman on the Bass at ICP, if you want to count that.
Noah are you saying the judges now prefer popular tunes?