BY: ALICE MASCARENHAS
Maxi Priest’s latest song is about Gibraltar in the sun and carries as its working title the name ‘Gibraltar’. Currently working on his new album yesterday he was filming the video for the song on the Rock and will perform it live for the first time during his Gibraltar concert next month at St Michael’s Cave.
Maxi Priest has performed in the recent past in the GMF and on National Day and returns on June 10 to celebrate his birthday in concert on the Rock.
He wrote the song, he said, for many different reasons.
“As a kid I remember my mother always used to say to be ‘you’ve got to be solid as the Rock of Gibraltar’ and we just kind of took it because it had a ring to it but not really knowing the full meaning to it. Then coming here and its history immediately made me click… in a funny way emotionally, it is something you parents said to you and you’d use I, you’d say it but you never really quite understood exactly what it meant.