Jamaican recording artist Singing Melody is back with his sixth studio album. Actually his first in ten years. During this time he has been singing in the all-star vocal quartet L.U.S.T and working as a promoter.
They Call Me Mr. Melody is produced by award-winning Tony “CD” Kelly and Lynford “Fatta” Marshall alongside Donovan Germain and Skatta Burrell. These four have a huge rate of successful singles and albums behind them. And this album might be predestined for a booming future as well.
It’s well-produced and jam-packed with bright melodies and catchy hooks. Singing Melody has a rich voice and sings from the heart with confidence.
This is a smooth and sophisticated album built mainly on one drop riddims with an RnB feel to them, but with one excursion into dancehall, one into ska and one into some kind of European David Guetta-styled house.
The tight reggae groove in the Stacious combination Must Be the Girl, with its hands in the air and wave them back and forth type of chorus, is one of several highlights. Others include Lymie Murray duet Reggae to the Bone on Coxsone Dodd’s Please Be True riddim and the heartfelt Call it the Blues.
They Call Me Mr. Melody is a mature set and something of a reggae equivalent to adult oriented rock.