Classics: Des’ree – You Gotta Be (Sony Soho Square)
Des’ree immediately came to light at her debut. Thus displaying a unique voice and style. With the whole resulting in classics such as ‘Feel So High’, ‘Life’ and ‘Kissing You’ (from the ‘Romeo & Juliet’ OST). Not to mention ‘You Gotta Be’, one of the highlights from her ‘I Ain’t Movin” album back in 1994.
With writing and co-production work courtesy of Ashley Ingram of the Imagination fame, here we have such an uplifting theme. Thus glorifying the multiple powers that self-confidence gives. Speakin’ of the song, Des’ree eventually said… “‘You Gotta Be’ is about having the inner strength to figure out who you are…”
‘You Gotta Be’ would get a new life in the charts 5 years later. This after its use in the Ford Focus advertising campaign.
Strangely, the lady hasn’t released anything since her 2003 ‘Dream Soldier’ album…