The long anticipated launch of Ce'Cile's Bad Gyal album on the Japanese label outfit 'Avex' took place in Tokyo on September 5th. The album is the first for Ce'Cile on the Japanese label and after a successful tour of Europe Japan was ready for her debut.
The album contains 15 masterly created tracks and features a healthy mix of popular and new tracks with a blend of different genres. The first track Worth It is the first track on the CD and seems to prepare the listener for what is in store. Ce'Cile is at her best as she rides the rhythm to her second song, the smash hit: Goody which has been doing well internationally and spent seven weeks at number one on the Tempo Cross Caribbean Countdown. The song is another one of the host of professionally produced tacks on the album. It has superb arrangement and the vocals blend perfectly with the instrumentals.
Track number 4: Hot Like That is another dancehall favourite only this time it is even better, remixed with rap superstar Trina and boasts the production of icons Steely and Cleevie for Danger Zone and Sobe Records. Jamdown, appropriately placed as the 5th track is a well-suited ode to Jamaica. The track, produced by Ce'Cile, is a song that highlights the positives of Jamaica. "I've travelled to so many places but in the end, no matter how nice abroad is, there is no place like yard. I always look forward to coming back home." Ce'Cile explains. "With all the negatives people sometimes have to say about Jamaica, I wanted to speak about the positives of my home."
Track 6: Touch It produced by Richard Drury for Jamdown Records is a blend of hip-hop and pop beats however still maintains the Ce'Cile flavour while emphasising her dexterity. Another track which shows Ce'Cile' in an unfamiliar but tantalisingly sweet manner is the final track Duppy Song, another produced by Ce'Cile that showcases the singer's immense talent. Give It To Me, the contentious dancehall hit is well placed at 7 and will still illicit interesting reactions from both sexes. Collaborations such as Gimme Some with dancehall Superstar Beenie Man also add great value to the album.
Bad Gyal is a symbol of Ce'Cile's longevity in the dancehall arena and a demonstration of her durability as a relevant talent and is evident in tracks like number 8 Hot like we, track 11 Johnny, track 12 Only Faking and track 13 Talk Talk.
Ce'Cile launches the 15-track album: Bad Gyal on the Japanese label 'Avex' this month in Japan.