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.
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.