Relentless by Sherwin Gardner
- 1. Write It
- 2. Forgive Me (Feat. Avion Blackman)
- 3. Fire Blazing (Feat. Gauge)
- 4. Know Your Worth
- 5. Hands Up
- 6. Move On
- 7. I Ain't Staying Down (Feat. Monty G)
- 8. Taking Control
- 9. Stamp On That
- 10. You Remix
- 11. It's On Tonight (Feat. Keron Ramsey)
- 12. My House
- 13. Show Yourself Real
- 14. More Of You (Feat. Jermaine Edwards)
- 15. Up In The Sky
- 16. We Now Start (Feat. J Prince)
- 17. Stronger Than You (Feat. Chris B)
- 18. I Worship
- 19. Be My Full Stop (Feat. Sherieta)
Reviewed by Andy Cooper
Regular Cross Rhythms radio listeners will know that the infectious "Hands Up" track from this set has been getting airplay. Sherwin is one of the busiest and hardest working gospel/reggae/urban musicians in the Caribbean. This new set bursts with 19 songs composed, produced and performed by the man with some noted guests. Sherwin is in fact a bit like a Caribbean Usher, with a strong and confident vocal style, including a convincing falsetto. Or you could say Justin Timberlake with added rap and toasting! To this heady musical brew add some Bob Marley-type reggae grooves and you get more authentic sounds than the likes of Sean Paul can provide, and a more rootsy vibe than Tinchy Stryder will probably ever deliver. Meanwhile on the urban R&B side of things, Sherwin raps up a storm with "Fire Blazing" featuring Gauge, while "Stamp On That" demonstrates his rhyming agility and slamming poetry delivered with conviction and perfection. From a spiritual perspective, this collection is full of faith and hope while dealing with life's struggles, temptations and distractions. These songs will stir, challenge and encourage the listener: check out "Show Yourself Real", "Move On" and "Know Your Worth" respectively. Regarding the musical production, this is what can make or break an urban recording, and thankfully Sherwin knows what he is doing, using the latest techniques and technologies in all the right places to provide a slick and punchy sound without the need to disguise any possible lack of vocal ability. Here is a rare demonstration of how to effectively fuse together the more traditional local rhythms with the sounds and styles of global urban pop and soul while keeping the message in-your-face Gospel.
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 110551
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Lion Of Zion PD0054
Release Date: 2011
Latest set from the composer, producer and singer from Trinidad & Tobago.
On the heels of his Borderless release, Sherwin Gardner hits us hard once again with the release of Relentless. This album is a throwback to the Reggae/Dancehall/Hip-hop sound that established Sherwin as a top artist in the genre. Building on the foundation that he began years ago with Leaning, Sherwin refuses to rest on those laurels, taking it to another level, further showcasing his versatility and unyielding voice for the Kingdom.
“This is for the people who might feel like giving up on Jesus,” says Sherwin. “This album shows that God will never give up on you; His love for you is Relentless. All you have to do is believe and surrender your life to Christ and become part of his Kingdom. Once you do that, you too will become relentless.”
18 tracks from the Caribbean reggae master.