Romain Virgo talks exclusively to Street Cred!

Hot on the heels of his new album “Lovesick”, Punch Touring will will present one of reggae’s brightest lights, Romain Virgo to the UK, accompanied by Sevana, a rising star from Protoje’s own team of Jamaican hit makers. Street Cred Magazine gets an exclusive with this Jamaican star.

Please tell us a little about the concept of the album “Lovesick”
LoveSick is a love story, Most of the topics I touch on in this story is actually a series of things that I personally have been through… and just wanted to put them in songs knowing that people around the world will hear at least one thing that they themselves have been through.

You covered “Stay With Me” –  Did Sam Smith ever hear it & comment?
I remember when I did the cover of Stay With Me Toddla T from BBC 1Xtra tweeted Sam Smith and asked if he heard my cover of his song and his reply was “Yes I just listened it.. it’s wicked!!” It was a great feeling to hear a positive feedback from the original singer of the song.

“Caress Me” was part of a Dennis Brown project how did you choose that song & what did it mean to you?
Caress Me was actually chosen by Neil Diamond from VP records for a Dennis Brown project after recording the song a lot of fans especially the sound systems fell in love with this new version