April 03, 2009
LUST moves to the right beat
When the group LUST decided to do a re-make of the Air Supply hit, Just As I Am, they knew they were on to something good.
“We heard the song and liked it. And the great thing about it was that we were able to get a part that fit each of our voices,” Singing Melody explained.
Well, each part fitted like a glove and when Just As I Am was released, it immediately found that oh-so-elusive ‘hit song’ stamp of approval with the public. Despite all that’s said and done, the dancehall massives know and love a good love song, so it wasn’t surprising that the group wove their way straight to the pinnacle of music charts across the world.
The single went number one and remained on the Top 20 Reggae charts for 22 weeks as shown on TVJ’s weekly Entertainment Report (ER), arguably the most popular entertainment programme on television. Done under the Born Music Label and produced by Garcia Campbell their manager, it was considered a monster hit for the 2008, and did in fact take home the Song of the Year title at the EME Awards.
Over the years, the group has worked with many of the best producers in Jamaica such as Mikey Bennett and Mikey John who was responsible for the LUST hit Run Free.
Now focused on building their career and pleasing their ever growing fan base, LUST has started the year on yet another melodious note with the singles You’re My Inspiration and Do You Love Me, produced by Garcia Campbell on the Born Music label.