Amid a full roster of activities for the summer, reggae luminary Bugle has been immersed in the studio working on his third studio album.
Titled ‘Picture Perfect’, the twenty track anthology will be presented as a double-disc showcasing the musical dichotomy of one of the industry’s most prolific recording artiste and songwriters. Divided into two ten-track sets, disc one titled ‘Picture’ exudes a blend of contemporary and traditional reggae while disc two aptly named ‘Perfect’ adapts that perfect dancehall vibe infused with those heavy drums and bassline as Bugle flexes his thought-provoking lyricism in poetry.
When quizzed as to what fans can expect with this latest body of work, Bugle intimated that “I’ve spent the last nine months meticulously working on this album with some of the most respected professionals in the business. While I could have recorded the entire album in one week, my reason for the lengthy timeline is, I want when someone download or puts my album into their player they can listen to the entire compilation and appreciate the effort that went into constructing every song and know their hard-earned money was well spent. I don’t make music only to entertain but also as a tool to educate and inspire, I hope the fans will truly appreciate this latest offering as we strive to preserve the authentic dancehall and reggae culture.”
‘Picture Perfect’ is a masterfully crafted compendium and arguably Bugle’s best work yet in spite of the stellar effort on previous offerings Anointed (2014) and Be Yourself (2017). The project boasts a solid cast featuring Jada Kingdom, Kabaka Pyramid, Little Lion Sound (based in Switzerland) Noah Powa, Shuga, New York-based Alexander and Gramps Morgan. Even more impressive is the plethora of production virtuosos contribution to the compilation among them, Grammy Award-winning father and son duo of Erroll and Shane Brown. Erroll Brown has worked with a cadre of reggae luminaries and was the chief engineer for Bob Marley (1978-1981), while Shane who also boasts an impressive résumé was instrumental in Shaggy’s diamond selling Grammy-winning album Hot Shots.