Strong performances, not gimmicks, drive Lea Jones single

Reviewed by Howie Mitchell

Lea Jones/”Lucky Boy” (single)

To be honest, whoever ends up with Lea Jones will certainly be one lucky boy. However, those of us who are painfully aware that we are definitely out of the league of consideration can be content in admiring her talents. And “Lucky Boy” certainly jumps out of the gate with a sword-sharp beat utilizing funky guitars and bouncy keyboards that are actually not as thrust blatantly into the mix as most rap and hip-hop. Certainly, “Lucky Boy” isn’t purely in the rap genre, more like a crossover with pop. Jones doesn’t rap but guest Mike Pye does, adding color to her classy dance show. I like how slick yet minimalist this track sounds; producer Jean-Michel Soupraya doesn’t saturate it with artificial ingredients, keeping the music down-to-Earth and letting Jones drive the car mostly by herself. Not a lot of fancy tricks just strong performances throughout.


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