- Sting and Shaggy Premiere New Music Video for “Don't Make Me Wait”
- Last month, English singer-songwriter Sting and Jamaican-American DJ Shaggy released a new song "Don’t Make Me Wait" from their upcoming collaboration album "44/876", which is set to be released on April 20, 2018.
Both artists unveiled a new music video for it on February 5th, which was filmed in Jamaica. The track was written by Kameron Corvet, Ashante Reid, Orville Burrell, Shaun Pizzonia, Shaggy & Sting.
Sting and Shaggy debuted the track live in Jamaica for the “Shaggy and Friends” festival on January 6, 2018.
Also they performed the song at the NFL Tailgate Party preceding Super Bowl LII on NBC.
- The song draws that the male protagonist stresses that he can and will wait until his partner is ready to move forward romantically.
Sting told Billboard about the song in an interview;
“I think it’s apropos of the message of the moment. We need to listen to women’s timetable and needs, because I know what women want: They want to be asked what they want. I’ve learned that and you need to respect that. … It’s an important conversation that needs to be had and learning needs to take place.”
“It’s respectful to the femal. Take the #MeToo out of it -- let’s talk about relationships between men and women. There’s going to be a push and pull in every relationship. … I know this person is going to be my soul mate, but she says, ‘I need more time.’ By nature, women are more cautious than men. Men are like ‘let’s go.’”
Sting added about Jamaica;
“In the early '80s, I was in Jamaica a lot. I wrote ‘Every Breath You Take' in Jamaica sitting at Ian Fleming’s desk at Golden Eye, which Chris Blackwell now owns. [Sting’s wife] Trudie and I were his guests, we were hiding from the press at that time. So Jamaica was a kind of refuge and obviously a great influence on my own musical DNA with reggae, so I felt I owed a debt to Jamaica. When Shaggy said, ‘Will you come do this show for the hospital that I fund,’ I felt like it was an ideal opportunity to give back to this island that had given me so much.
He’s like the Pope of Jamaica. People bring their babies to him. He’s incredibly loved and well respected, which isn’t surprising, he’s a wonderful man. I’m very happy to play second fiddle."
- source : Billboard