Singer/songwriter Brandyn Burnette has re-branded himself as EMAN8 (from his Jamaican middle name meaning “come forth”), whose music is launched with “Amen”, a song that moves easily through many musical styles showcased within. Carried by friendly rap-singing that’s speckled with pop culture references, “Amen” flows from classic R&B, through to Blues and Gospel. It’s chock full of positives about getting through to whatever will make you a better person. The choral background vocals and some fluid trumpet keep “Amen” uplifting, and somehow it still is tied up very much in an alternative pop vein as well thanks to EMAN8, who with his cadre of fine support, all know what to do to get it there for broad appeal. Inherently though, we’re likely to hear more songs by EMAN8 in future that pull out more of that progressive soul that we already know and love from his R&B roots. This may result in even richer flavours that may move away from other song styles – such as electronic pop/dance, now more associated with EMAN8 and Molly Moore’s successful side project, Cosmos N Creature. It takes a few listens but “Amen” lays the welcome mat foundation to the ongoing diverse musical journey of EMAN8.