What About Love
Sara Lugo
Oneness Records-Soulfire Artists
March 31, 2011

What About Love (Special Edition) - Sara Lugo Track list
  1. What Happened
  2. Maybe
  3. Soul Chaos
  4. Nothing To Worry
  5. They Know Not Love feat. Lutan Fyah
  6. Part Of My Life
  7. Rock Steady
  8. Familiar Stranger (Acoustic Version)
  9. Locked Away
  10. One Of These Days
  11. And They Cry feat. Naptali
  12. If Tears
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Vocals : 5 Backing : 5 Production : 5 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 5
Since 2009, the year she released her self-titled debut EP, a young Munich-based singer and songwriter of German and Puerto Rican descent named Sara Lugo has strenghtened her name in Germany as well as in other European countries. With songs such as "Part Of My Life" on Green Yard Records' "Design" riddim, "Familiar Stranger" on Oneness' "Soul" riddim, and "Bombs Of Love" on Pow Pow's "Everlasting" riddim she drew quite some attention in Reggae circles, but Sara Lugo isn't a purist as she doesn't restrict herself to one particular genre as can be witnessed on her full length debut album "What About Love". Of course, the core of this album is Reggae music, but besides that she also explores Soul, R&B, and Jazz territories and effortlessly fuses them to an appealing musical form with true crossover potential.

Sara Lugo cites famously headstrong female artists Lauryn Hill and Erykah Badu as her primary influences, and how strong and looming of an influence these songstresses are, is reflected in most of the songs featured on this album. Engineered and produced by longtime Steel Pulse collaborator Umberto Echo, and featuring musicians such as the Oneness Band, Jamaram, Jahcoustix, Loomis Green (guitarist from Jan Delay), and Florian Opahle, this is a sophisticated, well-varied collection of tunes. The 12 tracks that are featured here deal with themes of love, family, reality and religion, and include strong efforts such as "Maybe", "Nothing To Worry", "They Know Not Love" done in combination with Lutan Fyah, "Part Of My Life", and "And They Cry", an inspired one-drop collaboration with much promising Jamaican artist Naptali. From beginning to end this album shows that Sara Lugo not only is a great vocalist, but that she also has the ability to write lyrics that keep you involved.

All in all Sara Lugo has managed to come up with a solid debut album, which will surely appeal to a wide variety of music lovers.