Picks and Pans Review: Indestructible
What is the language of pop music? Don't ask Reign, because this 23-year-old singer can't settle on just one tongue. On his debut (he got his start writing for and singing with Canadian rapper Snow), Reign throws down in English, Spanish and Jamaican patois, making him a one-man global village. Reign's decision to leap from dance-hall reggae to Latin freestyle to good old born-in-the-U.S.A. R & B makes sense. The cross-cultural dance music he creates is the sound of the streets of his native New York City.
Of course, pledging undying devotion needs no translation and, as infectious as Reign's cuts can be, his message is more of the same. But this isn't music meant for deep thought. If club-friendly ear candy is your thing, Indestructible could satisfy your cravings. (H.O.L.A.)