Anthony Que Still Missing You
This simple lament of missing a long-gone partner comes from a reggae performer who couldn’t help but be positively influenced; Que credited reggae heavyweight Beres Hammond for helping him with his vocal delivery. There’s a hint of gospel in Que’s style, which is no surprise as he cut his musical teeth performing with a gospel group.
‘Still Missing You’ pulls off the reggae trick of being able to express regret a partner has left using simple observational lyrics and an upbeat reggae backing without the piece becoming trite or insincere. Even the simple refrain “baby, baby I’m still missing you” somehow contains enough gravitas to tug at our emotions as do simple rhymes such as “I’ve been in love with you lady most of my life/if you leave now I lose a good wife”.
Basic ‘aloneness’ observations such as “sitting by the phone” and “head in hands” come thick and fast as we picture the solitary man moping around the house hoping against hope she’ll be back.