Thursday 28 May, 2020

VIDEO: Alan Sheppard releases song to salute frontline workers

Veteran producer, songwriter and singer Alan Sheppard

Veteran producer, songwriter and singer Alan Sheppard

Renowned musician Alan Sheppard has joined the fight against COVID-19 but his fight is one with lyrics.

With the release of his newest project- a song called “Noise for the Frontline” with an accompanying video- the experienced producer, singer and songwriter is hoping to “raise the vibration” worldwide.

 

 

By spreading a message of hope and faith it is his way of helping listeners emerge from the global pandemic “on the other side as a better world”.

In a virtual media launch on May 1 Sheppard expressed his gratitude to frontline workers as they valiantly fight COVID-19 daily. In explaining the inspiration behind his most recent project, he shared that while at home he pondered on what he could do to help in the midst of the pandemic. It was then that he decided to re-purpose the Spice and Company 1994 hit “Make Noise” as a tribute to those on the frontline. Using his at-home equipment, the talented artiste effected a change to the original lyrics and slowed the beat down to produce his newest track.  

“The lyrics clearly encourage people of the world to show appreciation, gratitude and give encouragement to the frontline workers especially the nurses, the doctors [and] all the health care workers. These people are the ones who physically face the enemy of COVID-19 every day in their lives…and I just want to thank them all from the bottom of my heart,” the veteran entertainer shared.

While his way of life has also been significantly impacted, with many of his sold out shows cancelled, Sheppard commended the Mia Mottley-led government for its management of the COVID-19 situation locally. He was optimistic and appealed to fellow Barbadians to do what was required.

In addition to this labour of love, the former Spice and Company lead singer hosts virtual concerts from his home studio and streams them live on Facebook. The series begins at 9 pm every Friday and is now in its seventh consecutive week, with up to almost 20, 000 viewers.

With millions of people forced into lockdown in countries across the world, the song is Sheppard’s contribution to uplifting everyone with the magic of his music.

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