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by Charles Jansen / Entertainment March 21, 2016

New single ‘Sigui Stima’ by Levi Silvanie

The first sounds of Sigui stima may not immediately remind you of Levi Silvanie. The brand new track of Curacao’s most beloved singer, which was created together with guitar virtuoso Willem Blankenburgh, has a refreshing opening. For this latest track Levi has joined forces with producer Oscar Bor to explore the world of electronic music. Despite this new style the sound is still 100 percent Levi and a fitting new chapter in the singer’s versatile career.

It all started about 10 years ago during a jam session in former hot spot De Tropen. Here Levi and Willem met for the first time. They immediately felt the need to collaborate one day. In this same period Levi wrote the better part of the song S​igui Stima. ​However, the song missed something, Levi thought. Therefore, the song was never produced and slowly faded to the background.

But this all changed recently. The finishing touch turned out to be an existing text. It’s a passage from a children’s book soon to be published by Levi. This passage became the hook that completed the track. Sigui Stima d​escribes the need to have love in your life. Love in its essence is the need to give, not to take. Even though you may follow your dreams of wealth and success, without love, your life cannot be complete. In short: whatever you do, Sigui Stima.​

                                                          

The timing of the launch Levi’s latest work couldn’t have been chosen better. “In the beginning of 2016 we were shocked by shootings on the island,” Levi says. “At one of those shootings, a young mother got killed. How will her children grow up? With hate or with love? These events touch me deeply. Music gives me the strength to cope with these things. With music, I want to give something back to the bruised society.”

Levi advises, “listen to S​igui Stima ​when you’re down, for example. The track starts out neutral, and builds up to a positive feeling. S​igui Stima​ reminds you that you have goals in life. You have love.”

The single cover is as legendary as the song. The cover was shot in Aruba’s sand dunes, styled by  Charles Jansen and Photographed by Nigelino Da Costa Gomez. For the cover Levi wore a 2 piece GUCCI spring summer 2016  suit and a vintage Ralph Lauren shirt previously owned by his father. 

Sigui Stima 
feat Willem Blankenburgh by Levi Silvanie
Verse 1
Sigui stima
M’a lanta un dia
I diripiente min ta
Loke mi tabata mas
Mi bida a kambia
I mira kuantu kos
Nos ta bai laga patras
Pero un kos min por laga, no
Min por laga di stimabo, no no no
Maske bida kambia
Ami abo kambia
Nos tin ku sigui stima tog
Verse 2
Mirando televishon
Un situashon
Ku a kaptura mi kurason
Varios mucha den nesesidat
Nesesidat ta ki e ta nifika
E ta nifika ku nos nesesidat ta
Pa realisa ku nos tin ku sigui stima  tog
Chorus:
Smile
Pursue your happiness
Have no fear don’t wait too late cause you got one life to live
Live your dreams
Give what you gotta give
Have no fear don’t wait too late cause you got one life to live
Verse 3
Un tiki afekshon ta baha bon
Pero e no ta garantia pa stimashon
Stimashon ta nada mas ku un akshon
Intenshon pa ekspresa bon kurason
Den kosnan korekto i e kosnan bon
Den tempu duru i tribulashon
Maske kiko pasa
Hopi kos por pasa
Nos tin ku sigui stima tog
Chorus:
Smile
Pursue your happiness
Have no fear don’t wait too late cause you got one life to live
Live your dreams
Give what you gotta give
Have no fear don’t wait too late cause you got one life to live
Bridge:
Stimashon ta loke por ta un kansion su inspirashon
Stimashon ta e amor di mayornan
Duna den edukashon
Stimashon ta e momentu
Bo opserva djis pa bo kontempla
Stimashon ta lokual ta lanta bo tur dia pa sigui stima
Chorus: 2x

 

 

 

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