Lisa J Weekes Makes a Come­back

The Star (St. Lucia) - - ENTERTAINMENT - By Michele-Lau­ren Hack­shaw

Lisa J. Weekes made a smash­ing come back af­ter many years of be­ing out of the mu­sic world, when she dropped a fiery video ac­com­pa­ny­ing her lat­est sin­gle, ‘Emer­gency’ fea­tur­ing Sedale in late Au­gust on YouTube.

So far, in just three weeks the video has scored over ten thou­sand views, not to men­tion the rav­ing re­views to be seen in the com­ment sec­tion.

Lisa ap­peared on a spe­cial edi­tion of TALK on Au­gust 31. There she en­light­ened show host and STAR pub­lisher Rick Wayne that she’d writ­ten the lyrics to the catchy tune last year, but had only met the pro­ducer, Ran­som ear­lier this year.

Lisa re­vealed, “I had a lot of creative juices flow­ing through me at the time and I felt like I needed to let it out.”

Ran­som pro­duced the song in less than a week, which she ad­mit­ted was ‘pretty im­pres­sive’. She later worked with videog­ra­pher ‘Loggo’ Lionel on the mu­sic video.

For those who may not re­mem­ber, Lisa was in the lime­light ten years ago when she re­leased a pop­u­lar track star­ring Leebo called, ‘Hold Me Close’.

Back then, many Saint Lu­cians saw Lisa Weekes as Saint Lu­cia’s ‘Ri­hanna’.

Though she claimed not to be aware of the com­par­isons, she said, “I think when you’re in the creative process you’re so busy cre­at­ing and pub­lish­ing and do­ing the ad­min­is­tra­tive work be­hind it that you don’t have time to sit back, lis­ten and be think­ing of that.”

Switch­ing up the topic slightly, to­ward the end of the in­ter­view Mr Wayne was cu­ri­ous about her thoughts on the mu­sic in­dus­try of to­day, as he too had quite a colour­ful his­tory in show busi­ness back in the day. Lisa shared that not much had changed – an artist was only as good as the de­mand of their mu­sic.

She also agreed that the lack of per­for­mance venues in Saint Lu­cia had a part to play in hin­der­ing the de­vel­op­ment of artistes.

Lisa con­fessed, “To be fair, I think that’s part of it but I think what we’re miss­ing is the sup­port from our own peo­ple.”

The artiste re­vealed that she did not have a solid fan base in Saint Lu­cia, some­thing that made her even more grate­ful for plat­forms such as Instagram and Face­book, which al­low artistes to con­nect with the rest of the world.

To quite an ac­com­mo­dat­ing Rick Wayne, Lisa ex­pressed, “The good thing is every­one can now con­nect and reach out a lit­tle fur­ther.”

And that, at least, is con­so­la­tion!

Lisa Weekes ap­peared on TALK with Rick Wayne last month.

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