Hundreds of gospel music lovers are expected to converge on Divi Southwinds Beach Resort on St Lawrence Main Road, Christ Church, tomorrow night for the much anticipated official launch of local songbird Sirrah’s debut album Butterfly.
The 13-track CD, penned by Sirrah, comprises such originals as the previously released hits Love Me To Life, No Limit (featuring Ignyte), I Love You, Rescue Me, Reassurance –– Your Guide (featuring Makonem), Let Your Light Shine and Destiny. Other songs which are now part of the album are the title track Butterfly (released last February 13), Never Let Me Go, Alien, Find Home, Need Someone and the remix of Let Your Light Shine.
While Sirrah will be the headline artiste at the 7 o’clock event, she will be getting big support onstage from such guest acts as Makonem (her husband), who is featured on one
of the tracks, and Ignyte, featured on another.
But there is much more in the waiting for patrons; for example, red carpet entrance with the Butterfly photo wall, exclusive premiere of the Butterfly music video, and a chance to be in the footage captured for Sirrah’s Love Me To Life music video.
Fans will get the opportunity to hear the various musical genres coming from Sirrah’s album tracks, such as pop, EDM, acoustics and some R&B influence. DJs will also be in the house.
Reflecting on her musical and personal life journey, this young social worker by profession, recalled her metamorphosis.
“Thinking back in my mind to a time when I used to be so different are the lyrics that begin the title track to my debut album Butterfly, because, like a butterfly, I have experienced significant change in my life that has shaped me into who am today. I am a beautiful butterfly . . . .
“Symbolically, the butterfly resonates with me, and I identify with its process of metamorphosis and change. The fact that it’s beautiful, yet flawed; transformed, yet still a work in progress –– that’s me: perfectly imperfect,” Sirrah said.
As a result, she reckoned Butterfly was naturally the perfect title for her first album.
Sirrah wants all to know that this project embodies her journey over the past five years and is an expression of many apsects of her life.
“Some songs reflect my personal highs and lows, while others have been influenced by people whom I have met along the way and the impact their lives’ experiences have had on me as a social worker,” added the singer/songwriter.
Sirrah said that the message resonating throughout the entire recording was one of hope and encouragement, and she was hoping everyone who heard the songs would be uplifted and encouraged to embrace their own butterfly experience.
Sirrah, whose real name is Kerr-Ann Hurley, is a multitalented artiste with a deep-rooted love for fashion and music. Whether she is creating it, dancing to it, or just listening to it f
or recreation, “music is always around me”.
“To date, I have been blessed to have as my most memorable accomplishments, 2013 and 2014 Barbados Music Awards nominations for Gospel Artist Of The Year and being part of the 2014 Gospelfest line-up for One Awesome Day [at Farley Hill] where I shared the stage with international gospel powerhouses Damita Chandler [formerly Damita Haddon] and Tye Tribbet,” recalled the Bajan songstress.
She ended by noting that at the core of it all, she loved God with every fibre of her being and strove every day to honour and please Him through her songs.
In other news, the world famous Brooklyn Tabernacle Singers are reported to be anxious to be in Barbados to perform on March 11 at a free concert at Kensington Oval. The group will be under the leadership of the Brooklyn Tabernacle pastor Jim Cymbala.
So keep that date open.
The day before the concert, though, Pastor Cymbala will facilitate a pastors and leaders conference at the Hilton Barbados Resort.
Registration for that was being done online at thebrooklyntabernacle.org.
That’s it for now.