Hormone riddled teenagers to fire driven youths and even mid life crisis adults is all part of Savuto Vakadewavosa's musical burden. A burden he loves to bear. It's motivation for scribbling and musings for this young singer.
Envisioning the hardships of life, his own and of course that of the rest of the world, he set out with the simple idea of offering an outlet for those who are laden with burdens.
You might consider this intense for
this fun loving and Vude singing Cakaudrove lad, as the very least you would have expected is a punk rock emo personality.
He sure is made up of sterner stuff but it's his reasoning that sums that all up as he scribbles all these experiences in a positive light with his music. Sometimes slowing it down and at times letting loose with techno beats or just keeping it right with reggae skanks.
"I used to adore Micheal Jackson and Mariah Carey and I know for one Mariah used to write her own songs which is very expressive lyrically and carries deep and meaningful messages. I strive to do the same, to help people out in whatever situation they're in," Savuto says.
The passion and ambition-filled young writer continued and that very perceptive Lelean Memorial School boy was slowly working his way to his dream, to record an album.
That dream is about to come true when he releases his debut album titled Na Veika E Dau Yaco or 'Sh*t Happens' in English later in November.
All the songs in the album are his original compositions, except for three. It took six years in the making.
The title track is a fusion of reggae, pop, dancehall and vucu which is reflective of the message in the lyrics which describes the different emotional stages one goes through in their trials and ending with the pick yourself up and move on message - sh*t happens.
For his album he had employed five different sound engineers to work with him on various songs as he strives to make it a complete musical experience for his listeners and fans.
"There are so many sound engineers in Fiji and they're all good too but I feel that each and every one of them bring with them their own uniqueness and sound palate that makes each songs have their own unique sounds," Savuto says.
It is a 10 track CD with a bonus track and will also contain Savuto's three hit single that he had already released.
One of these songs is the one he penned while still in high school called
Isa My Viti which
he performed in a duet with Kiti Niumataiwalu and backed by the Conservatorium of Music choir. The other two are his renditions of Vude Queen Laisa Vulakoro's Bulou Noqu iTau and Sai Vagadaci.
These two songs immediately launched his career after he tried an out of this world act just to break into the music industry.
"I am a huge fan of Laisa while I was still in high school and after hearing some of her songs I made up my mind that one day I would be singing her own songs and they're the ones that I have released already and it is a story on how we met.
"She was being interviewed in a radio talkback show and she gave her phone number over the air I decided to take the leap and I phoned her up and I never had any auditions again.
"Laisa is someone who is very helpful, she just gave me tips and I went straight to the recording studio," Savuto says.
Other musical works he had done which is aimed at raising awareness for social causes in the civil society sector.
He wrote Bridge of Hope as an HIV/AIDS song for the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Health in 2007 which was sung by various artists including rapper Red Child, Niumataiwalu and Jasmine Duxbury to name some.
Last year he wrote What Can We Do for the Ministry of Health which he sung with Paulini Cavu from the MIC Show fame and upcoming rapper Brumpton.
He is working on Make A Change as an environmental theme song and another song to raise awareness about violence against women.
"I just love writing. I love writing about songs that can be used to raise awareness about certain issues and if it will help other people, I am just more than happy to do that," Savuto says.
Just like his burden of music, Savuto is more than happy about helping the world.