this guy makes hyperactive and hyper-processed r&b featuring hook after hook after hook, occasionally venturing fully into time travel thread territory, and his new album THINK: PEACE is one of the best things I've heard this year
He's also releasing Leave Earth, a currently in-progress playlist containing both THINK: PEACE tracks and singles released over the past few years (some were alternate versions of album tracks). it's supposed to be finished before the end of the year and it's available here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5krp8mJF8ueh3D1ymhNFKZ
I wasn't aware of him at the time but he co-wrote & produced most of Rina Sawayama's RINA EP last year which had some fantastic tracks on it too:
― ufo, Saturday, 6 October 2018 15:31 (eight months ago) Permalink
clarence clarity is so, so very nearly entirely my shit. i've liked the preview singles for this album so i'll be checking in
― imago, Saturday, 6 October 2018 23:10 (eight months ago) Permalink
came across this album this morning!
this is a great fusion of all the stuff i love at the moment and the sorta stuff flying around everywhere in 2010
never heard of rina sawayama - will check it later
― nxd, Tuesday, 9 October 2018 08:58 (eight months ago) Permalink
I refused to enjoy No Now because his lyrics are too grating, but I'm halfway through Think: Peace and it is impossible to dislike (even if the lyrics issue persists). It's climbing my top 25 with each track. He has completely maxed out on 1992 worship and doubled down on cramming in hooks and it's just a perfect, glittering pop album.
― tangenttangent, Saturday, 13 October 2018 12:05 (eight months ago) Permalink
This is almost really good but something holds me back from love. I just think I'm not programmed for these emotions
― imago, Saturday, 13 October 2018 13:59 (eight months ago) Permalink
had it on repeat p much from tuesday
― nxd, Saturday, 13 October 2018 16:30 (eight months ago) Permalink