TWO years ago, Lazah Current announced himself as a solo artiste with Betta Tomorrow, an album that honoured his conviction to roots-reggae.
For his follow-up, the Manchester-born singjay stays that course, though he says it will have a different flavour.
"We want to give the people something refreshing. This album is coming from a European perspective," says Lazah Current.
The yet-to-be-titled effort is scheduled for a December release and is produced by Raymond Clarke, a Jamaican based in Geneva, Switzerland.
According to Lazah Current, he and Clarke met last year and shared similar musical tastes.
"He said he would love to produce an album with I an' wi took it from there," he recalled.
Twelve of the proposed 15 songs have been recorded at Zion Yard Studio in Old Harbour, St Catherine and Downsound Records in Kingston.
Lazah Current (given name Hal Duggan) migrated to Toronto, Canada in the 1970s and was part of the music scene there for almost 20 years.
To reggae fans in the land of the Maple Leaf, he is best known as a member of Messenjah, a roots-reggae band that released a clutch of well-received albums in the 1980s and 1990s.
Betta Tomorrow was his first major project since leaving Messenjah and returning to Jamaica just over a decade ago.
That project ushered a new phase in Lazah Current's career. With his second album, he is hoping to reach a wider audience.l