Collie Buddz ‘Good Life’ album review

Bermuda’s critically-praised reggae artist Collie Buddz releases his first proper full length album since his 2007 self-titled release made him a household name. After a long hiatus Collie Buddz has returned with an upbeat album that represents a fresh start artistically and personally. The album, titled Good Life showcases a diverging sound in which the straight ahead funky reggae tracks are heavier and brighter, while the melodies are more elegant and personal. 

Good Life as an album that is a reflection of my life the last 10 years

Album opener and title track “Control” sets the album’s tone with driving beats and muted guitar plucking as Collie sings, “For all my failures, please don’t judge me, I’m trying my best just to work it out.” Third track titled “Part of My Life,” he takes a look on the bright side approach, aided by gently ringing guitars and new wave pop production. 

Despite the long wait, Collie Buddz is back making mainstream winners without missing a beat.

He concludes, “Good Life as an album that is a reflection of my life the last 10 years. Regardless of the obstacles we deal with in our day to day lives the glass can be looked at as half empty or half full. Ultimately its about perspective, perseverance and working towards a solution. I have been blessed with the best fans in the world who have supported me for years and patiently waiting for new music. I’m really excited to unveil this project to them and already working on the next one.” 

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Track listing

  1. Control
  2. Lovely Day
  3. Part of My Life
  4. Save Me from the Rain (feat. Kat Dahlia)
  5. Good Life
  6. I Got You
  7. Used to (feat. Kreesha Turner)
  8. Level (Feat. P-Lo)
  9. Yesterday (feat. Jody Highroller & Snoop Dogg)
  10. Glass House

Collie Buddz Good Life lyric video

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Release Date: May 26, 2017 • Label: Harper Digital Entertainment

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Disclaimer: All views presented in this album review are those of the reviewer and not necessarily those of Top Shelf Music.

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