(Reality Shock Records, 2023)

On Kingdom Call, Bajan singer Indra strikes a keen (and conscious) balance between soul and reggae. The latest production by Kris Kemist of Reality Shock Records (see prior reviews of Solo Banton’s Old Raggamuffin and Mikey General’s Hold A Heights), there’s a comforting sense of calm here.

Opener “Fresh Wata” eases in, grateful to the Most High, celebrating wisdom and integrity. The keys here are full of grace, and the vocal is captivating (something which remains consistent throughout). Then, “So Blessed” brings in the horns, radiating positivity. “Plant Up The Land” deserves a repeat listen, as it brings forth a deep, heavy bassline while lyrically elevating farmers and their crops.

“Tables Turned” is a stirring acoustic cut, just guitar and voice: ‘do you ever reflect; what you want to subject; someone else to?’. Refreshing an old adage, “Wolves” is a bit more rollicking. The final three tracks, “Wake Up Call”, “Rising Up”, and “Highest”, are arguably the most upbeat, providing a satisfying conclusion to this quality release. Tune in, ‘this is a wake up call’!

Available on Bandcamp: digital, limited edition CD, and limited edition USB.

More info:
Reality Shock Records
Wake Up Call – Bandcamp

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