"Shine Your Light" is the debut release from Jamaica-born reggae artist Kush4711. The songs on this album are truly inspirational. Kush4711's lyrics range from socially aware songs about the unification of Africa and the common good of mankind to religious songs about giving it all to Jah, including Jewish religious imagery as well. The arrangements are original, using a reggae foundation and combining it with urban grooves and occasional gospel vocals, making the songs both danceable and relaxing, depending entirely upon your mood. Kush4711's delivers with a great reggae vocal, and the backing vocalists add a nice element to the sound. "Shine Your Light" is well-recorded, and the album sounds clean. The title track, "Shine Your Light" is an upbeat track with a nice reggae rhythm, a catchy chorus, and great backing vocals. "13 Tribe" is a catchy track with great vocal layering and religious imagery. The album closes with instrumental versions of "Killing," "Miracle," and "New Jerusalem," highlighting the arrangements and their extreme danceability. Overall, "Shine Your Light" is an impressive and inspired debut from a budding talent, and any fan of urban reggae should pick this one up.
-Chris & the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team
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