A hard-working woman’s toil and affection goes unnoticed by her spouse, resulting in separation. It is a situation many persons have experienced and can relate to.
Twiggi takes a look at such a scenario in Love Lost, her latest song which was released in early May. The singer co-produced the single with Rupert Green for the ZYFEX label; it is distributed by Tuff Gong International.
“I’m a very observant person, and over the years I’ve seen so many relationships fall apart because of neglect or unfaithfulness — which was not worth it in the long run — hence my inspiration for the song,” said the veteran artiste.
Love Lost came out two weeks after statistics showed a shocking jump in divorce in Jamaica. According to the Court Administration Division, 4,381 divorce petitions were filed in 2021 — an increase of 18.7 per cent over the previous year.
That comes as no surprise to Twiggi who believes many relationships sour due to one partner taking the other for granted.
“I have seen and heard first-hand how ungrateful people can be in their relationships. It’s heart-rending to hear the stories, or even to experience it personally. Ungratefulness can cause a lingering feeling of bitterness, especially if you had put your all into that relationship,” she said.
Born Marie Gittens, Twiggi started her career as a harmony singer and was part of the successful Penthouse Records team during the 1980s and 1990s. She not only sang on hits for Buju Banton and Wayne Wonder but scored a chart-rider for that label in 1996 with I Want Your Love.