Richard Parker, one of Samoa’s famous artists with a global following has some exciting news for his fans.
He has just launched his new single titled “Baby Why” in Rarotonga. “Baby Why” is now on sale worldwide on ITunes and Google Play.
Speaking to the Samoa Observer, Parker said his new single is based on a true story about what happened to one of his close friends.
“The message behind the song is that just because you care about someone doesn’t mean that that person is the right person for you,” said Parker.
“This song was written about ten years ago and I recently put it together and recorded it for this new single,” said Richard.
“Peter Seuseu, my guitarist at the time is also co writer on this song.”
Reflecting back to his journey from where he started to where he is now, Richard said it hasn’t been a smooth journey for him.
“It hasn’t been easy,” he said. “There has been a lot of finance and labor put into making the recordings, videos and other costs.”
However, he believes that all his hard work and sacrifices had taken him this far in his career.
“I believe in the saying that there is no substitute for hard work”, he said.
“There has been a lot of challenges and its ups and downs, but the Samoan community worldwide has been gracious in supporting me over the years and I am grateful for that.
“I haven’t reached all my goals yet, and I have a lot more to do and accomplish,” he said.
Said Richard, his songs are mainly inspired from real life events and relationships.
Looking forward, Richard said his next project is his full Samoan album.
“I have been working on it for the last 3 years and it will be launched in Sydney this coming November, 2016,” he said.
Richard’s message for the youth of Samoa and to the aspiring musicians of Samoa is very simple.
“If you really want something in life, work hard and you will get back what you put in to it.”
Richard already has a strong following in New Zealand, Australia, Samoa, Tonga, Europe and the USA.