Popcaan drops hot new single “Where We Come From”
Dancehall artist Popcaan drops new single “Where We Come From,” featured on his “Where We Come From” album.
Popcaan, aka Andre Jay Sutherland, is the current leader in the neverending battle for supremacy among Jamaican deejays, but unlike previous kings of the hill (most recently,Mavado and Vybz Kartel, the latter who also has functioned as Sutherland’s mentor) he’s not overly concerned with projecting the image of a badman.
He’s a lover, not a gangster, and it’s an impressively broad kind of love that he’s putting out. Where We Come From album is a party, and everyone’s invited.
Where We Come From isn’t animated by solemnity, or even the salaciousness that infuses “Number One Freak” and “Love Yuh Bad”, but an ecstatic joy that transcends genre.
Sutherland is a massively charismatic character, and it’s hard not to get caught up in the elation that he so obviously feels when he gets from finding the perfect groove.
That feeling permeates every corner of the album, but it comes through strongest on two particular tracks.
The thematic concerns of “Everything Nice” are right there in the title, and it’s easy to feel the same way while the song is playing, thanks to a buoyant, bliss-inducing beat by Mixpak-affiliated producer Dubbel Dutch (who’s responsible for five of the 13 tracks).
Listen to “Where We Come From” by Popcaan.