St. John’s Antigua- Known as the lady with the debatable and catchy lyrics, Adelza “Lypstick” Sheridan is back on the road again with her new releases for 2012.
This year, the calypsonian promises to captivate her musical audience and leave them wanting for more.
The woman, who brought you Battery Dead in 2011, will be releasing her 2012 deliverables Looking for Key and Spend on Antiguan Women this Saturday on OBSERVER Radio’s Snake Pit at 1 pm and ZDK Radio in the afternoon.
“My fans have being anticipating my release which is normally out in April. It is just that circumstances were beyond my control,” Sheridan told OBSERVER Media.
Questioned about the driving force behind this year’s music, the artiste said she was not ready to divulge any information ahead of her release. She did however indicate that her music has received great reviews outside of Antigua.
“My songs really hit hard outside of Antigua. Actually I was in St Maarten for a week and my songs took off like a rocket, even some of the disc jockeys who say they are not lovers of Calypso fell in love with my songs,” Sheridan said.
Sheridan credits calypso veteran “Sympo” for the melody done on the songs with musical arrangement by Rupert “Junie” Edwards.
Plans are also in the pipeline to release a third production entitled Merchant of Venice.
According to the female competitor, her new songs will also be featured on a compilation CD which will include previous songs.
Sheridan said there is a true message beyond her music and that’s what keeps her going.
“The people really do love my music and the creativity behind my songs,” she said.
Lypstick said she will continue to make her contribution to calypso through social commentary, with a hint of humour.
She is also encouraging other local artiste to put a greater emphasis on their music and marketing outside of the annual Carnival celebration.
“Even though they do not pass quarter finals, it’s the type of music they produce and how they can market this outside of Antigua that’s what count,” Sheridan added.
The calypsonian, who is also president of the Wadadli Calypsonians Association, entered the calypso arena in 2005 with the song Confused.
Other calypso tunes for which she is known are Fishy and Men Bad Lakka Yaws.
Her weekdays are spent as a district officer in the Local Government Department. Throughout the Carnival season she will also be making various appearances at the Mermaid Seafood Bar and Restaurant in Golden Grove.
She extends best wishes and profound thanks to the many persons who have supported her over the years and also special thanks to King Obstinate Richards who is celebrating his birthday today.