Posts Tagged ‘Album Review’

Brandy Reestablishes Her Place in R&B With “B7”

by Darlene
Brandy has officially made her comeback to R&B with the release of B7. The 15-track album offers a look into the journey of Brandy over the past few years and an up-close and personal view of how her artistry has transformed and grown. “I believe that music heals. Music is the language that we all […]

“The Album” Celebrates Motherhood, Sexuality, and Vulnerability

by Darlene
Teyana Taylor’s, “The Album,” opens up with a very private, yet tender, recording from Taylor’s husband, Iman Shumpert, proposing to her. From there, it transitions to his phone call to 911 as the birth of their child happens on their bathroom floor. It is a very voyeuristic view of Taylor’s private life as she goes […]

“Ungodly Hour” Album Review

by Darlene
Chloe and Hailey Bailey, better known as the duo Chloe x Halle, released their sophomore album, “Ungodly Hour,” on June 12. “We wanted to call the album ‘Ungodly Hour’ because this is the time where it’s OK not to be perfect. A lot of people perceive us as these two little angels, but there’s so […]

Kota the Friend Is at the Top of a Game He Refuses to Play

by Jackson Red
Kota the Friend is a rare breed. It’s not every day that an artist primarily driven by the intrinsic desire to create rises to the upper echelons of an industry dominated by consumerism and attention economics. In a way, he represents a total rejection of the quintessential Hollywood music scene; beholden to no label, no […]

Hayley Williams’ “Petals For Armor” Reveals Vulnerability, Femininity, and Rage

by Darlene
Hayley Williams was always a performer who put their all on stage but, this album displays a newer and more vulnerable side to the performer that was never shown before. This album addresses the hurt she experienced from her divorce, her own trauma growing up, and embracing her femininity and the unity that comes with […]

Mini-Reviews: “Under The Spell” and “Midnight Reverie”

by Darlene
With the spare time, I’ve found myself deviating from my usual. I tend to listen to the same artists consistently but, I’ve recently plunged myself into the “New Releases for You” category of Spotify for a change. This has not only exposed me to plenty of new artists but also has made the quarantine much […]