Editors’ Notes With Lifted, Jamaica’s Romain Virgo delivers thoughtful songwriting with crystal-clear diction over fresh spins on romantic and roots reggae. Like fellow lovers rock crooners Sanchez and Wayne Wonder, the man can mine champagne-and-roses material (covering Sam Smith’s “Stay with Me”) as easily as ghetto reality tunes (“Work”). He explores acoustic territory with “Lifted” and spirited dubstep on “Badda Man,” a track built with wicked horn flourishes and rugged bass drops. Even on the emotive one-drop tune “Soul Provider,” the music remains grounded in Virgo’s earnest conviction.

SONG
Lifted
1
1:08
 
God Inna Mi Corner
2
3:12
 
Fade Away (feat. Agent Sasco)
3
4:52
 
Badda Man
4
3:18
 
Stay With Me
5
3:37
 
Star Across the Sky (feat. Romain Virgo)
6
4:10
 
Soul Provider
7
4:14
 
Work
8
4:27
 

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