Everyone Falls in Love – literally made the duo Tanto Metro and Devonte the 1997 Billboard-charting single, solidifying a bond of friendship which had made the Penthouse Records single possible in the first place. After that success, they have been a team up to now, coming up to two decades later, when their latest project is an album with famed production duo Sly and Robbie.
Response to the song: The first performance was in St Ann, at a beach show in Priory, the response indicated to the duo that they had a seriously strong song on their hands. Outside Jamaica, they first did it live in Miami.
“Is Red Rat call me from Miami and said Tanto, da tune ya big! Tanto Metro said. Although it was being played on radio stations, he did not realise the impact until the Miami show. “When Devonte sing ‘everyone falls in love…’ and the whole place get up, me say no sah!” Tanto recalled. “Da tune ya gone.”
So was the duo. “That song took us far. I think it was the milestone we needed to cross,” Devonte said. Their first album, Everyone Falls in Love, was also a Penthouse production and release by Sony/Epic records.