TRACK: Liam Bailey – ‘White Light’: tough-edged reggae soul on Big Crown

BROOKLYN’S Big Crown, those fine curators of great groove nuggets where’er they unearth them, has just dropped a new single in the shape of “White Light” by British soul-reggae diamond Liam Bailey.

It’s the second single he’s dropped for Big Crown, following last year’s deep toasting melodies on “Champion” / “Please Love Me Again” 7″; it’s digital-only this time around, je suis désolé; but the good news is it starts the countdown for his first album for the label, Ekundayo, which is due in the winter.

“White Light” is a wah-wah edged upright strut of a reggae-soul groove, with some crackin’ tough textures in the percussion and the opening guitars. It means very lovely, serious business. There’s little rough edges on the instruments and the vocals that kick back against the over-smooth, give it bite. Nice. You can stream it on our Bandcamp embed down there.

Both “White Light” and last year’s A, “Champion”, feature on Ekundayo, which Big Crown will let you get your mitts on in either digital or vinyl formats in the first weeks of November. Need some crisp reggae vocals in your life? Betting that you do, you can pre-order now by heading over to Bandcamp, here.

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