March 08, 2009
CéCile’s ‘Waiting’ was worth it
Save the hour I spent salivating over the CD cover photo of ‘Bad Gal’ CéCile for her best album to date ‘Waiting’, a photo that depicts her amazingly sexy, polished image, I did get to listen the album…and I loved it.
Dubbed with her bold funky ghetto love, ‘Waiting’ as title track, is the right tag owing to the popularity of the single last year. The single was all in your face and still triggers the missed rub-a-dubness of the 80s dancehall.
Incidentally, save for last on the track arrangement, the remix with Shaggy at track four of the 15-track CD is all up-tempo and hype. Though not all asset selling, being educated and all, ‘I’m So Fly’ featuring the Doctor Beenie Man, ‘Worth It’ and ‘Hot Like We’ put a high price tag on the browning from Manchester.
The gold digging ‘Worth It’ single, though, is leather interior e-class and CéCile cruised that Arabian snake charming riddim like she was born in it. It should be interesting to see how it does on the Billboard.
‘Ride or Die’, ‘Don’t Go’, ‘Kinda Lovin’ and ‘No Disturb Sign’ are overwhelming evidence that the world needs a reggae album soon from ‘Bad Gal’ offering variety like a spice rack. From the jamming head bobbing “gangster girl mi love the gangster guy”, or a Pam Hall sounding ‘No Disturb Sign’ to Cordel Scatta galloping produced ‘Goodie’, you all know what it is. “Her litty kitty kitty, that her vici secret can’t keep it”.
The combinations are hitting on ‘Waiting’ and CéCile shares the spotlight with just as popular in genres hip hop/R&B rapper Trina, a Danger Zone, Steelie & Cleevie production. Or with the street dance movement, Ding Dong in the “rushy” ‘Dance’. Then flipping the script again, you know how she gets, all toe stepping, like ‘Changez’, Scatta again with his jungle like produced ‘Talk Talk’.
CéCile is credited with writing and producing most of the tracks on the album, and she is proud of her long experience as a producer.
Released on the Danger Zone/SoBe Records label, ‘Waiting’ features production credits from renowned producers such as Kirkledove Bennett, Big Yard, Cordell 'Skatta' Burrell, Steelie & Cleevie, Lloyd ‘Baby G’ James, Scot Storch and several other top producers.
Distributed by Tad’s Records Inc and digitally by Zojak Worldwide, ‘Waiting’ remains a top seller since its release last year and one of iTunes international top reggae sellers, climbing the music store’s top 100 reggae charts.
The digital version of the album titled ‘Worth It’ moved up the US iTunes 100 Reggae charts. In fact, CéCile was the only female artiste on the chart out of 100, which is an amazing achievement. She also hit number 3 on the UK iTunes charts. While the ‘Waiting’ album is doing quite well in terms of sales and chart action in Jamaica, New York and South Florida.