A Gospel Reggae Hit!
Entitled “Prince Of Peace” this is the exclusive Gospel Reggae hit by San Mi.
In a world where peace is overlooked in favour of war and conflict, this is a timely well-written reminder by the songstress.
This track delivers with a bass pumping, treble pressuring reggae vibes, and beautifully furnished with San Mi’s vocals.
We caught up with San Mi to find out more about the new release.
RG360: Greetings San Mi, thank you for agreeing to take part in an interview with RG360, how did your musical journey begin for you?
SM: I started off singing and song-writing during college days and was invited by another student to join a local band at the Lewisham Academy of Music in Deptford, before joining another band called “Profile” doing Lovers Rock music and playing in local gigs.
I became part of a vocal group called “Mellow Moods” where we recorded for Joe G’s Records as well as doing backing vocals and gigs with other Reggae artists. We recorded a track with them called “Time for Love” by Louisa Marks and I then got a calling to the Lord’s work and left the Reggae scene for a while.
I then went on to do session work and studied Media before becoming involved in a Gospel Musical called “Backslider” where I met Jamaican DJ & Producer Buckey Ranks who later produced and assisted in some of my later recordings.
I’ve also worked with Pattie Boulaye as part of her Gospel Choir in her “Reaching out for Africa” tour, playing at places like the Royal Albert Hall, The Queen’s Jubilee Procession in 2002 and the Michael Jackson tour in Exeter.
I returned to recording again with independent record labels before recording my own tracks, in collaboration with other producers / artists which I am currently doing.
I am also involved in Prison Ministry where we do Praise and Worship as well as running the occasional vocal workshops in prisons.
RG360: What was the inspiration behind your new track “Prince Of Peace”, and the choice of riddim instrumental.?
SM: I was contacted by a DJ called Bobby G, who told me that a Producer – Trevor Elliott was looking for British artists to write songs for his tracks and at the time I was in the process of producing an album for our Prison Ministry. Trevor then sent me a couple of tracks and two of his tracks were suitable for our project, which was in fact an answer to prayer, because a few days prior to this I was praying for musicians, to help complete two songs I had written for the project. I was originally going to write a Lovers Rock song for this track; however, the chorus “Prince of Peace” came to me so I changed my mind and wrote this song for the track.
RG360: What does the creative process look like for you, when writing new songs.?
SM: Sometimes melodies come to me followed by lyrics or vice versa; other times they come in dreams where I wake up singing the songs. I also write songs to fit life’s situations or to offer encouragement and occasionally I am asked to write songs for other people.
“Prince Of Peace” was released on the 15th May 2019