Shalom says it as he sees it

GLOBAL issues such as COVID-19 may have shifted to the back burner but gospel singer Shalom is still keeping an eye on things with World In Trouble.

"The Bible said: 'If my people who are called by my name shall humble themselves, pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will heal their land,' so the aim is to keep sending out the positive messages throughout the music industry," he told the Jamaica Observer.

"This song is about what is affecting us worldwide, such as all these viruses. Because of what is happening in the world today I decided to write this song. I released it so that people may know that no sin goes unpunished," he further said.

Produced by O Masters Entertainment, the song was officially released on September 23. The official music video, directed by SEM/WORM, was shot in the hills of Clarendon.

Originally performing under his given name Steven Harper, Shalom has enjoyed a fulfilling career that dates back as far as the 1980s. One of his biggest hit songs is the 1997 release Baby I've Got News For You, which stayed at number one for 14 weeks in Jamaica. The artiste is now an ordained pastor. Some of his most recent releases include Mi Daddy Nuh Dead, Jesus Don't Stop At All, I Rise, God Is Life, and Things I Use To Do.

"The response has been favourable. They're saying more conscious music like this needs to be out there to catapult positive energy, especially amongst our younger generations," Shalom said.

"I'm pleased; I wouldn't have it any other way. Music has been my life since I was a teenager; now I have another chance to change lives through the power of God and conscious music," he expressed.

— Kediesha Perry

Kediesha Perry

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


  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 Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper; email addresses will not be published.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:
  6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email:
  7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy

Which long-term investment option is more attractive to you at the moment?