After 15 albums with INCOGNITO, main man JEAN-PAUL ‘BLUEY’ MAUNICK has just recorded his debut solo album ‘Leap of Faith’. The long player will be released by Dome Records on March 25th.
Surprisingly, the album features all lead and backing vocals by BLUEY himself. During INCOGNITO’S lifetime he’s generally used guest singers (most famously MAYSA) though fans will know that he has sung on one or two cuts.
Most of the songs on the new album were co-written and co-produced with one of BLUEY’S long standing collaborators RICHARD BULL. Stylistically, the music ranges from dance anthems to funk and on to modern soul of which the lead single ‘Got To Let My Feelings Show’ is a great example.
BLUEY explains: “I have always felt comfortable leading from the back – guiding others and bringing out the best of their artistry. This past year was the first time I felt a compelling desire to bare my soul in this way with what one of my friends called my musical autobiography. In INCOGNITO I am surrounded by awesome musicians and singers. I needed to reach a place where I felt my voice had its own space and that my sound was not just a twist on the band’s theme. Once there it was just a matter of jumping in… taking a leap of faith”.
Review here @ SJF very soon.