Wednesday, 29 April 2020

NEW MUSIC REVIEW: Fresh tracks from Lila Iké, Shenseea, Ce’Cile, Jamiel and hot newcomer Indie Allen

Ce’Cile – “Quarantine”
Few female entertainers working in reggae and dancehall today can craft a tuneful between-the-sheets jam like Ce’Cile. The current health crisis has sparked a wave of inspiration globally, and the singer-songwriter has responded, treating fans to a sexy, seductive number for when you turn those lights down low. B+ [Take a listen]

Jahmiel – “Shepherd”
Young reggae soldiers like Jahmiel ought to be commended for the unwavering artistry and sense of responsibility that they largely strive to uphold. His latest effort (about leadership, perseverance and being wise among wolves) strikes a powerful chord and delivers a timely message. B+ [Take a listen]

Lila Iké – “I Spy”
Industry insiders are intrigued to see what Lila Iké’s new record deal (via In.Digg.Nation) with RCA Records will being. In the meantime, we’re sprung on her spicy new track, which (coming in the wake of “Second Chance” and “Where I’m Coming From”) confirms her status as reggae-soul new It girl. A- [Take a listen]

Shenseea – “Foreplay”
When it comes to sex and other hot topics, Shenseea likes to subvert her good-girl persona with the kind of candour that borders on PG-16. She lets him know exactly what she wants on this steamy track sure to make even Spice blush. B [Take a listen]

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Indie Allen – “The West” 
With a confident flow reminiscent of early Ky-Mani Marley and lyrical grit that nods to Protoje, Indie Allen has announced his presence as a messenger and conscious crooner with something meaningful to say. His assured delivery is a potent asset on this hard-hitting tune, reminding us that in this bittersweet paradise only the strong survive. A [Take a listen]

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