Album review
Soul Storm
Yo Mama-Universal
March 21, 2005

Tracking list

  1. Soul Storm
  2. Jezebel
  3. Soul Storm (Dub Mix)
  4. Jezebel Studio Video
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)

Vocals : 5 Backing : 4/5 Production : 4/5 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 4

About one and a half year have gone since Silly Walks and Patrice released the brilliant "Silly Walks Movement Meets Patrice", and three and a half years since his sophomore album "How Do You Call It?". Now the teaser for his upcoming album "Nile" is released, the poppish-ska tune (any 35 and older Dutch man and woman will now what I mean if I write it has a 'Doe Maar'-reminiscent backing) "Soul Storm", we're walking down an alley / now I'm talking spiritually / we've got one eye on the future and the other on our money" he muses. Co-written and co-produced by Matt Kent and Cameron McVey (the producer of Massive Attack's seminal "Blue Lines", Youssou N'dour & Neneh Cherry's "7 Seconds", Jamelia's "See It In A Boys Eyes" and several tunes on "How Do You Call It") the song is a very pleasant tune yet filled with meaningful lyrics. "Jezebel" is an acoustic workout / poem about a breezy sunday morning in a nice hotel / when I bumped into this girl whose name was Jezebel / from the first glance into her eyes she had me under her spell / she said: for the price of your soul i've got my love to sell / but in my greed i agreed.... that turns out not exactly the way you'd expect. We're then treated to the nice "Dub Mix" of "Soul Storm" and a "Studio Video" of the recording of Jezebel. This Maxi-CD that definitely has cross-over potential certainly makes me wanting to hear next month' upcoming album "Nile", knowing that in the meanwhile "Soul Storm" will make several spins in my CD-player.

/ Souljah Green Beret Productions