Saturday 11 July, 2020

NEW MUSIC: Simon Pipe wants to leave a mark on Crop Over

Simon Pipe, best known as a pop/alternative artist, has entered the arena for the Crop Over season 2017 with his new music release, “Tattoo”, a title befitting the singer’s inked looks.

Pipe says of the song, “I wanted to release a song that was authentic to me and still let me incorporate the guitar.”

He penned “Tattoo” under the watchful scrutiny of calypso living legend Red Plastic Bag. The music was also produced as a soca-house hybrid between Senegalese/French House producer Raeve and Pipe himself.

This international collaboration translates into a melodic, pumping party tune that repeats to listeners “No matter where you put me / no matter where you place me / I just want to be on you / I wanna be your tattoo.”

Though he may seem new to soca, you’ve already heard his guitars on hits like “Squat” by Stiffy, “Soca People” from Konshens and Busy Signal, “Carnival Child” from Lead Pipe and Saddis, and multiple heavy-hitting collabs with Platta Studio producer Romel Ward including last year’s Jackie Opel Riddim.

Pipe also produced Stiffy’s “Can’t Find She” for 2016, and is cooking some fiery upcoming releases for fellow artists that are soon to be released.

Get the latest local and international news straight to your mobile phone for free: