Gerard Maunick - World Citizen From the opening strains of his new album, 'World Citizen', it is apparent that Gerard Maunick is a human being of depth, compassion and immense talent. The title track would be the perfect soundtrack to a new age of peace and tolerance, an age that is outlined within the song itself. If there was ever a 'We Are The World' for the twenty first century, this is it. World Citizen is a recording that shows Gerard progressing beyond previous boundaries and broadening his musical horizons to incorporate more world beats and pop sensibilities into his sonic palette. Produced by rising pop prince Luke Steele (The Sleepy Jackson, Empire of the Sun), the album still has deep roots in the blues, Creole and soul that has become a Maunick trademark, but has added new age flavour and production values. Heartfelt ballads like 'Mo Zolie Mama' are pared down to musical basics while delivering a poignant and touching message straight to the soul, while other tracks like 'Step Into The Light' (the album opener) feature lush string arrangements and funky grooves delivered by a band of world-class players. Gerard sings in Mauritian Creole, French and English, and expresses himself fluently in all tongues. His songs speak to all cultures through his musical gift, spreading a vibe of peace, love and oneness that, once heard, is hard to forget. Gerard Maunick is indeed a citizen of the world, and it is there for all to see and hear on World Citizen.