Pliers goes gospel way

Entertainment

Pliers goes gospel way

BY AALIYAH CUNNINGHAM
Observer writer

Friday, January 24, 2020

Print this page Email A Friend!


An end-of-days nightmare has inspired dancehall singjay Pliers to change his tune to gospel.

“Is a dream...Mi get a vision seh something terrible happen. Is like one night mi deh home a sleep and I see where the world would a end. It was terrible to see people running and lightning and thunder and I was running. Then at one point, mi start hear voices and it was literally just terrible,” he told the Jamaica Observer's Splash.

“When mi wake up, mi just put down the melody and the punchline,” he continued.

The song, Seek The Lord Now, is to be a part of the singjay's newest 13-track album set to drop April 10 of this year. That set is being produced by Jah Screw.

Pliers (given name Everton Bonner) is set to perform his latest single at God is Awesome, an open-air meeting, scheduled for the Louise Bennett-Coverley Square in Gordon Town, Kingston, this evening at 6:00 pm. The event is put on by the Gordon Town Methodist Church.

For Pliers, this song was not in an attempt to appeal to a different market but just something he had to do.

“Is like I felt pushed to do this song. People need to hear it. Truly, my album is not a gospel album, but I just might do some more gospel songs,” he said.

Pliers is part of the dynamic duo Chaka Demus and Pliers. Both enjoyed relatively successful solo careers before collaborating in the early 1990s. The duo's hits include Tease Me, She Don't Let Nobody and Murder She Wrote.

Pliers, as a solo act, is known for hit songs including Your Love Is Burning and Bam Bam.


Now you can read the Jamaica Observer ePaper anytime, anywhere. The Jamaica Observer ePaper is available to you at home or at work, and is the same edition as the printed copy available at http://bit.ly/epaperlive


ADVERTISEMENT




POST A COMMENT

HOUSE RULES

1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper � email addresses will not be published.

2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.

3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.

4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.

5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed: advertising@jamaicaobserver.com.

6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email: community@jamaicaobserver.com.

7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy



comments powered by Disqus
ADVERTISEMENT

Poll

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon
ADVERTISEMENT