Few surprises on Cocoa Tea’s In a di Red

Sweet singing Cocoa Tea’s latest album In a di Red is more or less a traditional set and includes few surprises, both musically and lyrically, even though his cry for freedom for the press is both unexpected and relevant.

The 15 tracks are produced by the singer himself along with the Roaring Lion Crew and offer the usual mix of love, reality and conscious themes over original and relicked riddims.

Cocoa Tea is famed for his sugar toothed singing style and he has a smooth voice, but on In a di Red he suffers from the occasional pitch lapse, especially when he tries the higher notes.

This album contains some infectious melodies, particularly the title track, but it won’t send any shocks through the reggae system and most of his fans will probably spin it both two and three times.

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