We really like Incognito, and, of course the leader of the band, Jean-Paul ‘Bluey’ Maunick. Well, he just finished working on a new project by Moya Morris. Morris is a British born singer/songwriter, but her roots hail from Jamaica.
Morris has been performing for many years, and she experiments with several different styles. This is evident as you listen to her release, Loveless.
All of the players on the project have European ties, and you definitely hear it on the album.
Moya Morris Loveless Album Review
The album opens with the title track, Loveless. A first listen, I was having flashbacks to the stylings of Black Box. This is not a bad thing, as this downbeat dance track showcases some of those piano riffs that defined the 1990’s. This is a track that radio should add to heavy rotation.
What Do You Want might by my favorite track on the album. It is a mid-tempo track with a funky bassline, and she also sings a riff that you may recognize.
Up next is Wanna Be Alone. This is an uptempo track that showcases her vocal prowess. Many artists would just hold back vocally, and just chant along with the beat. Morris takes control of the song.
Closer is another dance track that will take you to the underground clubs in Chicago. I am sure the DJ’s will remix this and add it to their sets. Communicate is a mid-tempo soul track, but it can be considered the “slow jam” of the set.
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Full Of It and Top Of The World are next, and these are songs that will rival any current R&B that is out right now…..Oh, wait there’s no R&B out there right now. IF there were some nice R&B out there, these tracks would rank right there at the top. I especially like the rhymes in Top Of The World.
Juicy is a mid-tempo dance track that has a familiar ring to it. It is not quite a remake of the Mtume classic, but it is close enough. Light Up gives us a little reggaeton flavor. This is a track that will fit nicely at a pool party or a dayclub.
The set rounds out with Missing. This is a second downtempo song that serves as a cool-down from all of the nice uptempo tracks that we enjoyed.
Give the album a try, as this passes our “clean the house” test. You don’t know about this test? Put on an album before you start cleaning your house. If the music makes you move while you are cleaning the house, then the music is on point!
Try it with this album.