John John debuts as the local poster boy for neo-soul singers with his first album Citagrandson on Highway Records. The self-penned 12 tracks on this CD paint the picture of a young man discovering his true self and exploring his longings. “Let’s Make Music” is brutally frank about his desires: “...take off those clothes/make 10 toes 20, your chakras exposed.”
Production values that look to the larger world for validation, excellently highlighting John John’s slinky voice to effect, are keys that the label and artist can depend on for making that international breakthrough.
- This review appeared in the Trinidad and Tobago Guardian as part of the article, "Music from John John: T&T’S SOUL"