Des'ree 🎶 Rediscovering a Unique Female Voice

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Not so long ago I came across a YouTube video about the musician Des'ree, who was born as Desirée Annette Weekes on November 30, 1968 in London, England. Her father - also a musician - is of Barbadian descent and her mother from (British) Guyana, who introduced Des'ree to the musical styles reggae, calypso and jazz music. After the video I got interested in who this musician is and boy what was I in for a treat.


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Firstly, I want to introduce you to this song by her called Life, which I heard when I was growing up and I remember that I enjoyed swaying to this song, with all the positivity bursting from it, without it being too "showy". I'm so happy I rediscovered this song and will definitely keep listening to it again.


Who remembers Fire, which Ms. Des'ree collaborated with Babyface on? The visuals of the '90's 🙈 really had a moment and their voices blended so well together. The song is a nice playful love song that I also used to hear on the radio and have seen the video on tv.


And here's Kissing You, which was the soundtrack for the Shakespearean movie Romeo & Juliet, which brought her even more success. What a strong presence and voice, that truly fits with the story of Romeo & Juliet; I feel sad about the end of the story and yet can't help feel a kind of hope flowing through that voice.


That's it for today and what did you think of Ms. Des'ree's style and/or voice? Do you have any other of her songs that should've been included? Let me know in the comments below. 🎧


Chasse into the backstage! 💃


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Long time I haven't heard this chica! That life song brings back memories.

I never even remember the Romeo and Juliet sound track LOL

I know right, it's those artists who made good music and you know their songs, but not their names. I was happy I rediscovered the music.

And haha how many times Romeo & Juliet have been broadcasted on tv and I didn't sit and listen to the song 🤦🏽‍♀️.

Sad story though, how and why she stopped producing music. She got sick or something and wanted to focus on her personal life. Hope she keeps making music though.

!ENGAGE 15