Today July 10, 2015, Jah Cure releases his new studio album The Cure on VP Records. The Jamaican-born singer has long been recognized as one of the island's greatest voices. With his beguiling vocals and soulful conviction, Cure effortlessly blends street poetry and sufferer's tales with beautiful love ballads into one cohesive collection.
The 13-track set is a return to roots reggae and lover's rock with R&B and pop-fused elements.
Jah Cure co-produced the entire album with the help of reggae producers like Christopher "Sketch" Carey, Mr. Clive Hunt, Llamar "Riff Raff" Brown, Justin "Jus Bus" Nation and Trevor "Baby G" Washington James.
"The Cure" features recent hits like his #1 reggae chart-topping John Legend cover "All of Me" (which received over 5 million YouTube views), "Rasta", as well as brand new singles including "No Friend of Mine" "Made In California," "I Surrender" and much more.
Jah Cure's multi-faceted story of struggle and love is intertwined into "The Cure".
"My struggles made me who I am today. That's why I sing with feelings, it comes from my heart cause I feel the pain. Who feels it knows it" he states.
Jah Cure did not have the typical road to stardom. The Montego Bay native had just begun his musical career, with reggae veterans like Capleton, Sizzla and Beres Hammond taking him under his wing, when it came to a screeching halt after a controversial case that led to incarceration.
However, Jah Cure's popularity rose to new heights during this time, becoming one of the fastest rising reggae stars worldwide. He was able to secure professional recording equipment and released multiple albums (Free Jah Cure, Ghetto Life and Freedom Blues) for worldwide distribution before his release in 2007. Since then, Jah Cure has continued to top the reggae charts with hits and has released several albums True Reflections, The Universal Cure and World Cry. His latter album featured collaborations with Rick Ross and Jazmine Sullivan, blending hip-hop, pop and R&B into his sound.
On his new album "The Cure", fans can hear his multi-genre influence while he stays true to his roots. His evolved sound creates a well-rounded album that will resonate with roots reggae listeners and R&B lovers alike.
There's some KEY TRACKS on this album that definitely will stand the test of time, "Corruption", "Life We Live", and my absolutely favourites "That Girl" and " Stay with Me".
Jah Cure have been recently in Portugal at Musa's Festival, check here an excerpt.
1 - No Friend Of Mine
2 - Corruption
3 - Life We Live
4 - I Surrender
5 - Set Me Free
6 - Made In California
7 - Show Love
8 - All Of Me
9 - Still Remains
10 - Other Half Of Me
11 - That Girl
12 - Rasta
13 - Stay With Me