Jessica 6 – See The Light

Struggles to take flight

It must be a bummer growing up in New York – some fucker has probably already nailed the bright idea you’ve just half forgotten. And that’s most the problem with ‘See The Light’, it’s so steeped in New York’s musical cliché of disco and glammed-up dance that it struggles to take flight under its own power.

Nomi Ruiz, the singer and creative thrust here, sang on Hercules and Love Affair’s debut album – she’s obviously hungry and has talent, but all the glitzy, overblown sonic posturing under the Big Apple’s shadow is hard to swallow. Sounds like someone’s disco demo button is a bit sticky. Next!

7/10

Words by MATTHEW BENNET

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