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  • Summary: The debut full-length debut for the Los Angeles-based R&B artist features production from Daoud, Ben Hixon, mejiwahn, and Shungu.
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  1. 80
    20 tracks long, ‘Couldn’t Wait To Tell You’ is sleeker than the artist’s previous releases, but just as challenging and expectation-defying.
  2. Oct 14, 2020
    80
    The album manages to be wholly fulfilling. Each track takes on its own character, sometimes wispy and laid black, channelling the unbounded soulfulness of Erykah Badu’s New Amerykah albums like on She’s My Brand New Crush. At other times they’re pointed and deliberate, such as ‘Cut To The Chase’, which does away with sung lyrics entirely for statements spoken over tribalistic percussion and futuristic electronic harmonies.
  3. Oct 14, 2020
    80
    Throughout Couldn’t Wait to Tell You, Liv.e is becoming an unmistakable and singular artist. Even when it feels like we’re merely privy to what’s inside her head, her thoughts resonate outward.
  4. Mojo
    Oct 14, 2020
    80
    Something of a sonic lucky dip, these 20 short, super buzzy impregnably titled tracks often switch beats or cut-off abruptly, underlying its rule-breaking creator's rookie confidence. [Oct 2020, p.93]
  5. The Wire
    Nov 6, 2020
    80
    Music to aspire to, music from when it seemed like there might be a future worth dreaming about. [Oct 2020, p.68]
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