Lurine Cato teams up with smooth-sounding Tony Momrelle & Award- Winning Lyricists Jay Ess to deliver a cracking Gospel RnB track produced by the Renowned Marcus Johnson. The musical production partnership of Cato and Johnson is going from strength to strength, delivering what is certainly a hit! The track puts The Christ back into Christmas; it’s urgent, poignant and beautiful like liquid silk. Following the Star will take us Closer (the subtitle) to the Messiah.
This track seems to transcend to the unimaginable heights as ‘Closer’ rings out with the two exquisite vocals of Lurine Cato and Tony Momrelle. As the harmonies join, reminiscent of the great duos – Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men or BeBe & Cece Winans; and spiced with the ultramodern twist provided by Marcus Johnson (the ultimate maestro producer) and lyrical whizz-kid, Jay Ess, the ingredients blend into a track you just cannot put down!
Lurine wrote Following the Star (Closer) and worked with Johnson and Jay Ess to lay a rough outline and then the track spent almost one year on the shelf before being picked up again! “Regarding getting the right voice to duet on this track with me was hard because it had to be a male vocalist and that could sing high and RnB and riff up the place, lol!” Tony Momrelle, a life-long friend of Lurine and lead singer of Incognito, “I’ve known Lurine for many years now – we have worked together on different projects, but it’s been an absolute pleasure to sing a duet with her! Lurine has so much passion for her music and ministry that you can hear it jump out at you when she sings!”
On Marcus Johnson and Jay Ess, Lurine states, “Marcus Johnson is an ace at producing an authentic RnB sound (amongst others), when I presented the song to him he was immediately on it. He captured what I could hear for this song and more. Jay Ess was my first choice to Rap on this song; I knew he would lay right back on this track just the right tone and of course FIRE LYRICS!”
Momrelle believes “Following the Star is not just a great Christmas song but a great song in general.” With that in mind Following the Star (Closer) will be available to download from iTunes, Amazon and other sites and listen to at your leisure on Spotify.