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Single Review: Little Roy – ‘Lithium’

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Reggae supremo Little Roy has been around for what seems like forever. The Jamaican star has been releasing records since the mid sixties and his latest outing is a collection of some of his favourite Nirvana numbers titled Battle For Seattle, a homage to the iconic Seattelites.

LittleRoyLithiumWith such a powerful repertoire of tracks to chose from Little Roy has cherry picked the best from the Nirvana catalogue and chosen Lithium, the third single to be taken from the grunge juggernauts iconic 1991 studio album Nevermind, as his latest single release.

Playing the role of the records main single the track has been given a Jamaican injection and went down a storm when performed recently on the Later with Jools Holland show.

Trumpets are at the ready as the track opens up with a fantastic horn section that ushers in the reggae heroes casual crooning.

Throwing aside the smokey-styled vocals of Cobain and putting in their place the Jamaican coated casualness that Roy brings to the table the track takes on a life of its own in a completely different musical arena and the new take on Lithium suits the track perfectly. It’s bouncy and instrumentally rich and fantastic to hear the track performed in such a diverse and unique way. The track also puts to use a beautiful gathering of backing vocals that further adds to the tracks memorability.