With her theme of love relationships and their hopes, disappointments and infidelities, native Jamaican Jody Leylac puts a contemporary sheen on reggae’s familiar groove. “Love Me” and “Affair” have okay hooks and nice vocal layering, but the artist’s own voice fails to take command of the mic and make us feel the emotion that lurks in her lyrics of unrequited love and unfulfilled romance.
More ambitious is “Sleeping with the Enemy,” but the result is incomplete and unsatisfying. Yes, these well-recorded tracks could be used as atmosphere in certain film/TV situations, but we see plenty of room for Leylac to develop as a singer––push herself to take her smarts and sex appeal to a higher level.
Jody Leylac - "Affair"