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  • Summary: The debut full-length release for the Brooklyn-based producer/R&B singer-songwriter features a guest appearance from Saba.
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  • Record Label: Cautious Clay
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Alternative R&B
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
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  1. 90
    Both his tone and skill compliment the instrumental arrangements on each track, often effortlessly switching between his head, the mix and chesty voice are inspiring.
  2. Jul 16, 2021
    The music itself is always infectious. The melodies share a slithering under-tempo that makes everything from lyrics about eggs with toast on the side to the color of one’s clothes seem fraught with deep meaning. The subliminal message has an erotic aura.
  3. Jul 16, 2021
    Soothing to the extreme, but still with enough variation not to lose attention, he’s on to a winner.
  4. Jul 16, 2021
    It continues his measured progression as a stylist of mellow pop songs with soul that articulate pensive self-awareness and a level of empathy best summarized in "Spinner": "I just wanna spin the truth about the ones I care about/All in the name of sufferin', but I'll see this through."