Jain ‎– Souldier - 2018 World Reggae Pop - Blue and Red Vinyl - 2LP

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Jain ‎– Souldier

Spookland ‎– 19075854101, Columbia ‎– 19075854101, Sony Music ‎– 19075854101
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Blue
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Red
All Media, Album, Limited Edition

Exclusive FNAC edition.
Two 12" (one blue (disc 1) and one red (disc 2)) stored within a gatefold sleeve with 2 printed inner sleeves.
Comes with download code card.

24 Aug 2018
Hip Hop, Funk / Soul, Pop, Folk, World, & Country


A1 On My Way 3:23
A2 Flash - Pointe-Noire 2:17


B3 Alright 3:43
B4 Oh Man 3:24
B5 Inspecta 3:05


C6 Dream 3:05
C7 Star 3:01
C8 Feel It 2:39


D9 Abu Dhabi 3:01
D10 Souldier 3:47


Companies, etc.

Record Company – Sony Music Entertainment International Services GmbH
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Spookland
Copyright (c) – Spookland
Exclusive Retailer – FNAC
Mastered At – Powers mastering
Pressed By – MPO


Arranged By – Yodelice (tracks: A2, B2 to C1)
Arranged By [Strings & Brass] – Romain Théret
Bass, Keyboards – Yodelice
Drums – Michael Desir (tracks: B1, D1, D2), Yodelice (tracks: A1, A2, B2 to C3)
Guitar – Jain (tracks: A2, C1), Yodelice (tracks: B1 to C3)
Keyboards – Jain (tracks: B1, B2, C2), Johan Dalgaard (tracks: A2, D1, D2)
Lyrics By, Music By, Voice, Performer, Artwork – Jain
Mastered By – Herb Powers Jr.
Music By – Yodelice (tracks: A1, C3)
Photography By, Artwork – Paul & Martin
Producer, Recorded By, Mixed By – Yodelice


Tracks are listed sequentially on the release.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

Barcode (Stickered): 1 90758 73591 7
Barcode (String): 190758735917
Label Code: LC 00162
Rights Society: BIEM/GEMA
Rights Society: SCPP
Matrix / Runout (Side A Etched): 19075854101 - A2 HERVE@MB4dK
Matrix / Runout (Side B Etched): 19075854101 - B2 HERVE@MB4dK
Matrix / Runout (Side C Etched): 19075854101 - C2 HERVE @ MB4dK
Matrix / Runout (Side D Etched): 19075854101 - D2 HERVE @ MB4dK
Matrix / Runout (Side A Stamped): MPO ® 19 108760
Matrix / Runout (Side B Stamped): MPO ® 19 108792
Matrix / Runout (Side C Stamped): MPO ® 19 108758
Matrix / Runout (Side D Stamped): MPO ® 18 38422

the album beginning with an up-tempo, catchy, potential hit record song entitled On My Way, with Jain almost pleading someone to be honest with her and express their true feelings to her. The song ends with a memorable, string outro, almost like something at the end of a choir. Jain immediately shows the different styles and sounds of music she has learnt and been inspired by on her travels all over the world, which transition into Flash; the album’s shortest but probably catchiest song. Well, I say probably because, Alright, the albums lead single, which has already racked over 5 million views online has a case for that title. A song about embracing positivity and love from the people around you, Alright provides a feel-good factor that is consistent with good Pop music.

Oh Man; a song with production that has clear Asian and Ethnic inspiration, is about experiencing real true love for the first time in your life, also with mention of Jain’s worldwide travels – ‘dancing in Rio, living the dream.’ The song ends with a Sitar solo (or at least an instrument which sounds very much like a Sitar), furthermore highlighting the Asian influence on the song. But, as we enter the second half of the album, the traditional, upbeat Pop sounds begin to fade away, as the songs become much grander and almost ballad-like. One element that is sometimes criticized about full-length Pop albums is the lack of diversity when it comes to sounds; but with all her cultural and musical influences, there was no way Jain was going to fall into this category. Inspecta is the albums loudest and grandest song, while Dream would be described as a ballad before you’d call it a Pop song. With that being said, the chorus on Dream, while grand and passionate, is very easy to sing along too. Star, the albums second single is like an insight into Jain’s dairy. She is talking to the listener, but also herself, in a song that she described as ‘self-mockery.’ The lyrics discuss being stuck in the middle between chasing success but avoiding the fame that comes with it – ‘You wanna be a star but can’t stand the light’. Jain is very aware that it is very hard to obtain one without obtaining the other. The song also contains my favourite line from the entire album, which tells us a lot about Jain – ‘I don’t need no MBA to know music’s my DNA.’

More Information
Condition New
Format 2LP, 12, 2x12", Gatefold, 12", 2x12"
Label Sony Music
Color Red, Blue