Mojo Juju Album review by Lisa Heathcote
Written by Rob Stewart on June 8, 2015
Mojo Juju – Seeing Red, Feeling Blue
Reviewed by Lisa Heathcote
The old adage, “Don’t judge a book by its cover” is true of this album.
Looking at the front cover of Mojo Juju’s album ‘Seeing Red, Feeling Blue’ you’d be forgiven for thinking it was a hip hop/ RnB album.
Surprisingly there are beautiful elements of 50 & 60’s influences with sax lines and bass grooves synonymous with that era.
Perhaps Mojo Juju has been influenced by her parents or grandparents albums, even at times sounding slightly like Amy Winehouse. Not that I want to categorise this artist because the more you listen to this album, she is clearly an individual. So much so, he can incorporate semi rap passages with a soulful funky 60’s groove.
The album incorporates soul, pop, rap, funk and beautiful piano accompanied ballads. Ably supported by quality musicians this album is pure class that will take you on a musical journey.
Highlights for me were, track 1 ‘Your Love’, track 2 ‘A Heart is Not a Yoyo’, and track 5 ‘Sugarcoated’.
You’ll not be disappointed as this album has something for everyone. It’s unpredictable. Perhaps like Mojo Juju herself.