Friday, February 26, 2010

Gentleman Shows His 'Diversity'

After starting work on his fifth album two years ago, Gentleman said he is finally ready to release it.
"I just collect the songs and now I feel like it's the right time to put it out. Good things take time. I wanted to release it last year but the time never right," said the German-born reggae artiste.
"The longer I am in the business, the harder it is to please myself. That's why I took so long, everything have to be right. I am definitely satisfied with it."
Gentleman said he will release his new 20-track album Diversity on April 9. He said the name was chosen because there is a wide variety of songs on it, from reggae to dancehall to R&B.
And, the diversity is also shown with the types of collaborations. He did songs with artistes like Tanya Stephens, Christopher Martin, Jack Radics, Sugar Minott and Luciano. But only six of the 20 songs on the album are collaborations.
The bulk of the album is produced by Don Corleon, who did about 10 songs. Work on it was done by other producers like Shane Brown, Jammys, Pow Pow, Red Rose, Sly, Exterminator and European producer Denny Blanco.
so versatile
As pleased as he is with his new effort, Gentleman said others will like it too.
"I think it is gonna be great 'cause it's so versatile. There's a song for everyone. This time it's all mixed together 'cause it's all reggae music. I wasn't afraid to extend the horizon," he told THE STAR.
With that said, Gentleman had a few words for those involved in music piracy.
"Just buy the album, don't burn it. The lyrics are positive and uplifting and that's what the music needs right now. I am very proud of my project and I put a lot of love in it," he said.
After some amount of promotion on the album, he said he will tour Europe and the United States, before doing shows in the Caribbean and Hawaii.