Lullaby Confessions Presents Tropical Encouragement, by various artists

September 15, 2013

For this second disc in the Lullaby Con­fessions series, producer-songwriter Barrie Buckner Jr. delivers something unique: lullabies with an easy, breezy tropical bent. Aided by longtime writing partner and producer R. J. Young, Buckner knits a dreamscape that sounds like sultry R&B channeled from a nearby nebula. The lovely, melodic “Contagious” is sung by Michelle Mai, while “Good Courage” features Ami Kosaka (and quotes Deu­teronomy). It’s not just for young ones but for reverie-prone adults as well.