“Personally rising up in Antigua was the best expertise I can think about. I grew up on the water in English Harbour, and most of my childhood was on the water, crusing and fishing, and the liberty to try this was phenomenal,” he beams throughout an interview shortly earlier than the tune’s worldwide launch on Might 13. “Antigua is a spot I’ve beloved from the underside of my coronary heart, and there’s no place I might reasonably be. As a musician and author, while you go to Antigua the phrases preserve coming, the artistry and creation preserve coming since you discover that place of peace.”
The tune, titled Antigua Me Come From, refers back to the phrase generally spoken by locals on this Leeward island once they proudly proclaim their heritage. Causion’s gently lilting, melodic harmonies and uplifting lyrics showcase one of the best of the island via vivid, fascinating imagery. The black of the flag represents the individuals and their energy and unity, whereas its blue connotes the ocean. Causion urges listeners to neglect their troubles, to come back take a load off their shoulder and really feel the vitality when their ft contact the bottom. And most seductively, he sings concerning the island’s 365 seashores, wonderful number of meals, and candy cool breezes. The video, shot fully on Antigua, brings the phrases to life with footage of the island’s jagged shoreline dwelling to numerous coves, the crystal-clear turquoise water (shot from above and beneath), sugary sandy seashores populated with palm bushes, and heritage buildings stuffed with tales.
“Phrases cannot clarify what it feels prefer to be right here, and the way I embrace that. This can be a stunning island to come back and spend time, everybody is aware of nearly everybody else, it is a close-knit atmosphere with a robust sense of group.” Causion’s music is unfailingly upbeat, stuffed with positivity, embodying the spirit discovered on Antigua. “The issues we write immediately will outlive us, these phrases are going into the following era, so take into consideration what this physique of labor goes to do for the following era, how will they obtain it. I need to assist the following era to higher their lives, I’ve all the time gravitated towards what is going to carry a constructive end result for them.”
His sense of hope is very exceptional given his latest, ongoing battle with most cancers that sees him shuttling between Antigua and Florida on a month-to-month foundation, an sickness that has afforded him the possibility to see his dwelling in a brand new gentle each time he returns. “I’m going on hikes to expertise the nation in a means I did not earlier than. It is an infinite feeling, seeing it from a distinct perspective for the previous two years, and I’ve discovered a brand new love for the nation.”
Rob Barrett, Elite Island Resorts’ Chairman, shares related sentiments. “I needed to present the individuals of Antigua and Barbuda one thing that shares the wonder and spirit and Antigua with the world for years to come back. This wonderful collaboration between Elite Island Resorts and Causion captures the essence Antigua and is a undertaking we will all be very happy with.”
Elite Island Resorts has 5 luxurious properties throughout the island that provide company quite a lot of types and atmosphere, however share the frequent bond of being all-inclusive. From the adults-only Hammock Cove Antigua and Pineapple Seaside Membership, and household oriented The Verandah Resort & Spa, all on the east of the island near Satan’s Bridge Nationwide Park, to Galley Bay Resort & Spa within the west and St. James’s Membership & Villas within the south, there’s a resort for everybody.
Causion hopes that via the plain energy of music, his tune and can encourage individuals to go to Antigua, to allow them to recognize his ardour for the island. “Music has a means of touching us and bringing us nearer to the place we need to be.” Exploring the ideas of happiness, and what fuels it, he compares the enjoyment from buying materials issues with the lasting energy of recollections. “Lots of the issues I skilled in Antigua once I was youthful, these fond recollections are nonetheless with me immediately. You possibly can’t purchase that form of happiness. My mission is to introduce you to 365 seashores and 108-square-miles of pleasure and happiness and create recollections that can final without end. And hopefully you’ll benefit from the music too!”
Whereas the pandemic has wreaked havoc on the world, he notes that it has helped individuals to re-gauge their priorities. “Covid has introduced the remainder of the world and the Caribbean right into a way of thinking to open up their eyes and respect one another extra. To understand one another and what we carry to the desk. We additionally recognize that persons are coming to our shores. Now greater than ever, on this world when nothing will be assumed, we’re studying to understand, respect, embrace, and welcome one another.”
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