Hopeton Lindo – Purpose

by Dec 15, 2023Mini-Review, Reviews

Hopeton Lindo - Purpose

Release Info

Label
Irie Pen Records
Format
DR
Street date
September 29, 2023
Contact
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Tracklist
1. Don’t Know Much feat. Novel-T
2. My Angel
3. Doctor’s Order
4. Don’t Do It feat. Freddie McGregor & Marcia Griffiths
5. Faith Over Fear
6. Purpose
7. Madness
8. Roots Diva [Remake]
9. Feel It (Remix) feat. Tasha T
10. Mi Selecta
11. Recharge You (Remix) feat. Lindo
12. It’s Impossible (Bob Andy Tribute)
13. You Don’t Have To Be A Star feat. Fiona
14. Grown Woman feat. Peter G
15. Homely Girl
16. Let’s Party feat. Everton Blender & Anthony Malvo

Respected Jamaican singer, songwriter, and producer, Hopeton Lindo, best known for his 1987 classic Territory, hails from the Kencot community in Kingston, Jamaica. His musical journey commenced with his song Black History, recorded under the guidance of producer Mikey Dread. From there, he embarked on collaborations with renowned labels such as Music Works, King Tubbys, King Jammys, Two Friends, Cell Block, Heavy Beat, Joe Frazer, Sly & Robbie’s Taxi label, among others. During his time at “Gussie” Clarke’s Music Works Studio in the 1980s, he solidified his reputation as one of reggae’s greatest songwriters, earning himself the moniker “The Pen” for his skill in crafting chart-topping hits.

Hopeton Lindo’s latest album titled Purpose has been released by his record label, Irie Pen Records. Collaborating with various producers such as Sly & Robbie, Rory “Stonelove” Baker, and Willie Lindo among others, the South Florida-based artist presents a 16-track album. Notably, the album features several previously successful singles including Grown Woman with Peter G, You Don’t Have To Be A Star featuring Fiona, a cover of The Chi-Lites’ Homely Girl, Don’t Do It with reggae veterans Freddie McGregor & Marcia Griffiths, and a cover of the Grammy-winning ballad Don’t Know Much by Aaron Neville and Linda Ronstadt performed alongside Novel-T. Hopeton Lindo pays homage to the iconic Bob Andy, who greatly influenced his career, with a rendition of It’s Impossible. Collaborations with renowned artists such as Freddie McGregor, Marcia Griffiths, Everton Blender, and Anthony Malvo make up about half of the tracks. A special collaboration between father and son, Recharge You (Remix), featuring his youngest child, adds a personal touch to the album. While songs like My Angel, Doctor’s Order, and Feel It (Remix) fall into the category of Lovers Rock, the album also delves into other themes. The uplifting Faith Over Fear, the thought-provoking title track Purpose, the social commentary in the impressive Madness, and the celebration of sound clash culture in the Sly Dunbar produced Mi Selecta are among them.

To conclude, Hopeton Lindo’s fifth studio album is a collection of both strong and underwhelming songs.

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