‘Sun Come And Shine’ by Jennifer Porter is a salient treasure that needs little introduction. It’s also a collection of all things gorgeous, and the Maine-singer exudes confidence right from the start.
The album is the first album of the year for Jennifer Porter, and it appears that the time she spent working on this treat in the studio is paying off. Furthermore, each track on the album has a distinct linguistic character, and Jennifer deftly moves across genres, generating various styles.
The lead track, ‘Sun Come And Shine,’ opens the CD. It’s endearing, with a desirable quality that clings to you and won’t let go. Jennifer’s voice is like a cookie to a hungry mouth, and she delivers a fearless performance in every song.
It’s challenging to identify a tune on the album that disappoints; far too many catch the ear. ‘When It’s All Been Said And Done,’ however, is a standout. Jennifer Porter’s mesmerising soprano lifts a lovely piano arrangement in this song. It’s a significant release that communicates how you feel when a celebration is over.
‘Stop Your Talking,’ a bluesy reggae movement that gets the head-bopping instantly to its blazing cadence, is another favourite. ‘Bitter New York Night’ is also noteworthy, and the album’s closing track, ‘I’ll Be Here,’ makes a lasting impression that will not be forgotten anytime soon.
Overall, ‘Sun Come And Shine’ is a welcoming entry from Jennifer Porter, and it is a sign of what to expect with subsequent releases from the singer.
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Jack Kirby is a music journalist with plenty of years of experience in music press under his sleeve.