Published Jul 10, 2015Finally, reggae veteran Jah Cure has dropped a new project — and The Cure was well worth the wait. Mainstream reggae has arguably dipped in terms of commercial prominence, so artists such as the capable Jah Cure are sorely needed. His trademark plaintive vocal approach still intact, the stalwart reggae vocalist (real name Siccature Alcock) links up with a concrete production team (including Trevor "Baby G" Washington James, "Riff Raff" Brown and Christopher "Sketch" Carey) for his latest LP to deliver a vibe that mixes vintage dancehall-roots vibes with new school sensibilities.
Clearly in "if it ain't broke" mode, Jah Cure's latest drips with passion and hits familiar thematic touch points of love, injustice and life in general. He warms us up with the rub-a-dub that is "Corruption" before shifting into the old school, uplifting "Life We Live," and though his cover of John Legend's "All of Me" feels early, he manages to deliver a fresh take on the standard. Concessions to modern reggae are evident in "Still Remains" while "Rasta" succeeds off the strength of the bouncy hook.
On The Cure, the spiritually enlightened artist known as Jah Cure shows he hasn't lost a step while bringing familiar-yet-fresh vibes to the table. (VP Music Group)