The crooning singer-songwriter delighted us on such hits as the Platinum Pied Piper’s cover of “50 Ways To Leave Your Lover” as well as on creamy gems like “Come Into My World,” “Hollywood Story (featuring Bilal)” and “Fa Sho” from his debut album Life & Music: All of It, a smooth soul classic. After releasing various singles and remixes in the ensuing years to keep fans appetite whet, Rogiérs is on his way back to you with a new album, theShedding. We’ve got an exclusive first listen of the forthcoming album’s brand new single "Messed Up On Love (featuring Stephanie Fisher).”
Written by Rogiérs and co-produced with Rogiérs by David Hunter, the song signals a new, more pop direction from the soul star, still by this clean cuts end, this American expatriate in the U.K. definitely reminds you of his urban roots. Developed for wide appeal, this new effort lays bare the emotive singer’s raw emotions of love, loss and perspective. Newcomer Stephanie Fisher more than delivers in a surprising 11th hour vocal, giving Rogiérs a very capable duet partner at this journey’s end. Together they make the long delay for a new Rogiérs project well worth the wait.
By L. Michael Gipson
Rogiers - "Messed Up On Love"