Fresh from his performance at this year’s Bacchanal Beach J’ouvert on March 30 and again as part of the Smirnoff truck at Bacchanal Jamaica’s Road March on April 7, Trinidad’s soca artist, Shurwayne Winchester, is on a roll.
The lanky artist is wasting no time. He recently recorded and released two new reggae singles, Body Calling and My Music.
WINCHESTER… this is just one step toward achieving greater success with my music
Body Calling, recorded on the Luv A Dub riddim is being described as a groovy reggae ballad with catchy lyrics and an understated sexy style, while My Music, on UIM Productions’ 4 Play riddim is said to take the listener a little closer to Winchester as he shares what he views as the power of his music.
Winchester noted that he is seeking to expand his fan base in Jamaica and elevate the reach and appeal of his music.
“Jamaica is a second home to me and I admire many artists in the
genre. I want my fans in Jamaica, old and new, to see me as more of a talented, diverse singer, songwriter and performer and less of a seasonal soca artist. I am first and foremost a soca artist, yes, but I have so much music within me and so much I want to do and this is just one step toward achieving greater success with my music”, stated Winchester.
This is not the first time that Winchester has ventured into the reggae genre.
He has worked alongside many Jamaican artists and producers in the past and may be most known for his contribution to the Overproof Riddim, Wine On It.
His die-hard soca fans will also know and love him as the powerhouse behind some staples including Dead or Alive, Don’t Stop and Can’t Wait.
Winchester is currently producing the video for the My Music single, being shot in Trinidad and Jamaica.