Name of Album: Shake It Off
Ratings: Personal - 4 General - 4
Release Date: July 2002
His PR sheet attributes a "footprint of reggae music" to his music, perhaps as a way of alluding to the fact that he was born in Jamaica. Otherwise, I don't see the relation.
There were three songs provided in the sample sent to me for the album that is due to be released in July. I liked all three tracks, especially since the trio exhibited significant diversity between them.
Track two, On the Day, proved to be quite original and I feel has a good chance of making the pop charts. Track three, You're so Vain, was eerily like an old and creamy Prince song, International Lover, which I once owned on a 45. I played it so often seducing someone-anyone-everyone back in college that surely I etched my own groove into it. I wouldn't be surprised if some co-ed takes to doing the same with what Church has to offer. Sounds all too sinful doesn't it? You're so Vain, also sounds a bit like Lenny Kravitz, a similarity with Prince which is not difficult to hear taking their guitars and voices into comparison.
It is hard for me, and practically against principle, to make a recommendation to purchase based on such a small sample, but based on Jarvis's track record with Nelly and what I've heard here, I bet you won't be disappointed if you go and buy the album anyway, absent my advocacy to buy.