Haunted | Machel Montano | Trinidad & Tobago 2014

There was so much hype surrounding this song that I even posted a presumptuous article entitled, "Haunted For Trinidad Road March 2014?". Now that the song is out in the public domain we can all form a better opinion regarding the impact that this song may or may not achieve.
Today, this article brings the new song to Zagada fans musical consumption and critique! Simply put, it is a good song but does not have the vibe of a Road March contender! Soca music has come a long way and, especially this year, has morphed into many 'musical colors' bearing the name Soca... this is a very sweet track with a 'Haunted Feeling' - the other side of Bunji's Carnival Tabanca! This is an excellent song from Machel!

I think I know what happened... everyone is aware that Kernal Roberts produces Machel's Road March songs. When it was learnt that Machel and Kernal were in Saint Vincent working with Kubiyashi on the song 'Haunted' the rumors began to spread that they were working on Machel's road-march song... the hype was enormous! I caught on and posted on the subject because I considered it news worthy! The production notes state that Machel and Kernal wrote the song while the production was done by Johnmarc 'Pasta' Gittens and Dreamteam Music TT with additional production by Kubiyashi.  Maybe they were simply in Saint Vincent to lime!

So what about Haunted the song - does it live up to the hype? 
It is quite obvious that this song has a groovy flavor to it and will not encourage masqueraders to 'play themselves' or 'get on bad' on the road for carnival 2014. Is it a good song? Hell yes it is... I like what I am hearing but this is not a 'Road March Contender'! It does end with a wicked rhythm section bringing up the rear that feels really good. The more I listen to this song the better it gets - Sweet like Sugar Cane!  You know what I won't be surprised if this song rocks the show... it is that good!

Please don't forget to add to the conversation - we want to get your opinion! Is this a keeper or do you want to toss it? Voice your opinion/have your say by accessing the comment feature of this Blog post (top right hand corner) and leave your remarks! Let's try and refrain from Kankalang and Mauvais Langue discussions; just constructive criticism or positive vibes!

Production Notes:
Song Title: Haunted
Written by: Kernal Roberts and Machel Montano
Produced by: Johnmarc 'Pasta' Gittens and Dreamteam Music TT
Additional Production: Alex "Kubiyashi" Barnwell
Mixed by: Alex "Kubiyashi" Barnwell
Mastered by: Chris Gehringer @ Sterling Sound

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