No one is exempt from getting burned in life. Sometimes you get burned so badly the lingering sting cripples you, leaving you in limbo and wondering where to go next. When that happens, you can lose sight of goals and dreams altogether … or it can inspire you and provide the exact motivation needed to thrust you into overdrive. If you play it right, the low blows that life can sometimes deal can be used as fuel to propel you to that place where you begin pursuing what you were aiming for in reckless abandon.
This is precisely the story of Winston Warrior, dubbed by some as “the modern day Marvin Gaye.”
Though a perfectionist in his quest to learn from Music, Winston Warrior is by no means a newcomer to her instruction. Warrior, like his signature emblem the Phoenix suggests, is reborn and will keep rising through the lessons and the industry’s ranks.
“When I look back at where I was versus where I am now, I definitely feel like I am blessed. I am living the dream and I don’t want to wake up.”
Now, Winston is poised for another meteoric return with his revitalized modeling career (featuring his distinctive salt and pepper beard) along with his recent international performance this past October in Fukuoka, Japan. The climax of Winston’s return to the entertainment scene comes with the release of his brand new single “Go High”; again written and produced by The Exclusives and inspired by today’s unprecedented political climate. As he was seeking to avoid being beset again by the unpredictable low blows that life can deal, he was quickened by then FLOTUS Michelle Obama’s speech that addressed that very thing. She ended her speech with the words, “when they go low, we go high,” which along with aligning with the spirit of the phoenix, presented as the perfect theme for where Winston had been and where he found himself at that moment. The Exclusives embraced the concept and once again artistically challenged him to peel away the layers to the tenderness and master the life lessons put before him. In Warrior’s raspy tenor voice, underscored with deliberately modest arrangements, he has opened up to create another authentically positive branded R&B smash hit, modernized with infused synth and strong baseline highlights.