I am thrilled that “Pleasant Place” by Jahmali is a consideration for a Grammy Award nomination for Best Reggae Album! Extremely proud of this project from Jahmali, an extraordinary musician. It would mean the world to me to see “Pleasant Place” recognized with a Grammy award!
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Unlike his first three albums, Pleasant Place contains a variety of sounds which not only give this collection a strong modern feel but also clearly express an intention to reach a broader audience. – Reggae Vibes
From the first tone this album brings well-crafted songs, a crisp clear sound, and excellent musicianship. The new 17-track album, “Pleasant Place,” is a testament to Jahmali’s musical diversity as well as a homage to Reggae, the genre that made Jamaica a global music hub. – Our Today
Jahmali returns with “Pleasant Place,” his first studio album in nine years. The powerhouse artist takes listeners on an unprecedented 17-track musical journey on the album, which embodies themes of empowerment and spirituality. Positively-fueled messages match the roaring vocals of the international artist, who unquestionably shifts the direction of Reggae music on this explosive project. Boasting elements of Roots, Rock, and Reggae, the expertly curated “Pleasant Place” is a meaningful body of work bound to impact the masses for years to come.
The diverse tracks on “Pleasant Place” serve as an ultimate playlist for music lovers, giving listeners a rare opportunity to enjoy an entire album of high-caliber songs. This offering is both uplifting and entertaining. Each song is a standout, carrying its musical weight. There are some familiar favorites on “Pleasant Place,” including a revamp of the breakthrough hit “El Shaddai” and the captivating “Made for a Woman,” but the lion’s share of songs are new gems.
Upholding the album’s theme, Jahmali’s delightful vocals adorn a warm lover’s rock rhythm on “Her Pleasant Place.” The aptly titled “Empowering” features child singers and reflects on the positive affirmation of love and knowledge of self. The beautiful and moving selection “House of My Sojourn” mirrors the pitfalls and triumphs of one’s destiny. The serene and light “Set Free Yuh Medi” has an enchanting hook and clears the mind.
The international artist erupts on “Dancehall Avenger,” declaring the genre can have a cultural agenda, which he will defend. In the same vein, on “Sekkle Down,” Jahmali melodically alerts the masses of the writings on the wall and rebukes negative people and the happenings surrounding them.
“Pleasant Place” is an example of musical greatness destined to alter the trajectory of Reggae music moving forward. On this exceptional album, Jahmali bares his soul, proving music with meaning is still achievable.