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Jamiroquai Puts the Funk Back to Music

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Rock Dust Light Star

Review by Penny K

After five long years, Jamiroquai is back with their seventh studio album, “Rock Dust Light Star”. But will “Rock Dust Light Star” put the band back on the radar?

We believe so.

This album showcases rock and funk (using the terms loosely) tracks delivered with frontman Jay Kay’s signature smooth vocals. Live instrumentation was also key to the success of this album. This is especially so in the tracks “Smoke and Mirrors”, “Lifeline” (awesome track), and “She’s a Fast Persuader”.

Written entirely by the band and recorded at Jay’s home studio in Buckinghamshire, as well as Hook End Manor in Oxfordshire, and Karma Studios in Thailand, “Rock Dust Light Star” is a strong reminder of why people love Jamiroquai and remember songs like “Virtual Insanity”.

The two singles selected from the album are “White Knuckle Ride” and “Blue Skies”. That’s great news for us since “Blue Skies” was the track we liked most. “White Knuckle Ride” makes us want to dance; “Blue Skies” will fuel mellower evenings.

Like the album title “Rock Dust Light Star” is so many things at once – cosmic, glamorous and whatnot – the songs on this album are hard categorise into specific genres. In fact, in an interview Jay claimed that the tone and style of the album were hard for him to describe.

“Rock Dust Light Star” is a great comeback album. It will make you stand up and dance, sit to think, bop your head, tap your foot and thank god you bought the album.

Listen to “Blue Skies”:

“Rock Dust Light Star” courtesy of Universal Music Singapore.

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