Four years in the making, two title changes, numerous collaborations announced and redeployed or never fully realised: the fourth album from west London R&B singer Jay Sean has had such a difficult conception, you'd expect it to bear some interesting scars from its labours. Not so many. Neon is a smooth, proficient pop product that steers clear of conflict or strong emotions unless they have to do with matters of the heart. The presence of rappers Ace Hood and Busta Rhymes ups the ante slightly in the later stages of the album, but for the most part Neon is as safe and inoffensive as its namesake gas.
Jay Sean: Neon – review
Killian Fox writes about film, music and books, among other things, for various publications including the Observer, where he worked for two years