Music is a very powerful and mystical force. It speaks to people on a much deeper level than conversation. It really reaches the soul. With his new track “Judas” ft. Fyah Sthar, John-Marc Lucid hits us with music that indeed does reach our souls, an intriguing melody, piercing lyrics and outstanding musicianship included. The new release by the Texas based Dancehall and Reggae artist is a joint venture with Fyah Sthar, and together they breathe down-to-earth authenticity, making for an airy, buoyant listening experience. Lucid is a creative mind that doesn’t bother about drawers or labels – his music explores the depths of emotions and expressive possibilities, bringing joy and danceability.
Lucid has crafted this extraordinary release setting new standards for the genre, and adding a lilting softness to his voice. Apart from the singing, the underlying music is also a piece of art on its own, with the production providing multiple layers of fascination, making this song one of several stand-out tracks in Lucid’s catalog. A mixture of instrumental elements and a clever arrangement gives the song a world-music feel, while John-Marc grants us a look through the eyes of the youth in today’s world.
And indeed, the experience is vivid, palpable in the way Lucid vocally interacts with the rhythms. Anger, hope, indignation, love – all the emotions you can think of, resonate in his voice. John-Marc Lucid’s rise from a no-name to a seriously to-be-reckoned-with underground artist has been a swift one.
While some artists love to talk about being innovative and even believe they are, while they actually aren’t, others just do it big time and don’t even brag about it. One such artist is John-Marc Lucid. The result is an organic, authentic and extremely enjoyable sound.
Lucid’s impressive vocal range shows an understanding of structure and melody that repeatedly affect, not just infect, with hooks and turns that actually mean something substantial, and still lodge in the brain, just the same. John-Marc offers yet another great enrichment for all lovers of dancehall.
Nothing can be missed here to enable the track to move straight forward on the ranking lists. With no signs of dilution, this is a full sound aroma. Almost like a mission statement, the song “Judas” ft. Fyah Sthar, in a strong, yet humble spirit, makes clear once and for all that the Danchall/Reggae music of John-Marc Lucid is a serious thing, and this might just be another warning of more serious music to come.