Wicked Penman’s latest Dancehall Reggae Pop single “Summer JAM 19” is exactly what it says on the tin. Yet, the track title doesn’t allude to just how visceral, vibrant, and effortlessly euphoric the London-based, Jamaican-born artist’s latest release is.
Wicked Penman allowed different cultures to converge in his soundscape as well as allowing different eras of rhythm to come together in a track which simultaneously offers nostalgia alongside a smooth, polished contemporary feel.
Rather than just offering the usual summer hit lyrics which barely scratch the surface of superficiality, Wicked Penman took Summer JAM 19 as an opportunity to create a meaningful hit which celebrates positive memories. Yet, it certainly isn’t your average forced ‘feel good’ hit; Summer JAM 19 offers plenty of soul, and it has every potential to become your new summer earworm.
You can check out Wicked Penman’s latest drop Summer JAM 19 for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.
Review by Amelia Vandergast