Canadian singjay Exco Levi returned late last year with his second album Narrative, a set following the Donovan Germain-produced Country Man, released in 2015.
Narrative is released via Germany’s Silly Walks Discotheque, a label responsible for two of Exco Levi’s biggest hits to date – Jah Nah Sleep and Storms of Life. The album includes however other producers as well, for example Irievibrations, Raging Fyah and Penthouse Records.
This second album is more cohesive than its predecessor, even though a few different producers have been involved. Many of the cuts are infectious with catchy hooks and memorable melodies and references. The observant might notice the reference to Black Uhuru’s Party in Session on the upbeat Feel Like Dancing, and Don’t Cry leans towards Bob Marley’s No Woman No Cry.
Best of the bunch is however the potent Wise Man with its steady beat and breezy horns along with the melancholic Frontline Soldier. Sizzla is also in great shape on the massive combination Burn.