Like your favourite fruit in full bloom Chuck Gordon is back in season with his juicy new release: “Portigal”.
Chuck (Roderick Gordon) drips his trademark sugary vocal riffs and runs all over the Red Boyz produced groovy soca track. The two-time National Calypso Monarch (2014 and 2015) is dynamic with his delivery, aggressive and then restrained, before exploding into the sing-along hook. He sings:
Come in, come in, push back, and come in, come in/Oh gosh this wine sweeter than Portugal/ She have meh holding meh head cause ah like de bacchanal
Penned by Trinidadian hit maker Jason “Shaft” Bishop “Portigal” is one of those listen-once-and-love songs. And the Bajan-based super-producers duo of Scott Galt and Michael Hulsmeier add that organic sound and feel with their live instrumental production style.
“I’ve always said life is full of cycles and seasons. When you get in sync with the movement of energies it’s easier to find your place in a particular cycle and create your best work. And this is Portugal season,” an always introspective Chuck Gordon said of the work.
Fresh off his run as the Siparia Kid in the second run of Rawle Gibbons’ critically acclaimed 1991 calypso musical Sing De Chorus Chuck is an artiste in transition.
The talented Laventille-born singer has for over a decade enjoyed success in both the tent and fete circuits with his thought provoking social commentary and groovy soca. Now he has sharpened his acting chops and is eager to further explore the theatrical arts. Sing De Chrous returns for an abridged run on February 20, 25 and 26, under the trees at Hotel Normandie, St Ann’s.
“As a performer you draw on different parts of yourself to execute a particular performance. I have done theatre in the past and enjoyed the challenge the musical presented. I look forward to more opportunities to explore if further, but now we’re in calypso and soca mode. The work has already been done we present it and let the people decide,” he concluded.
Log on to Chuck Gordon across all social media platforms for a taste of his new single “Portigal” and for updates on upcoming projects and performances.