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ATTUNE/Lenka


LENKA, an Australian singer-song writer, is best known for her song “The Show” from her self-titled album Lenka. This album Attune is her fifth full-length album released at the end of 2017. Ever since the start of her career, Lenka’s songs are known for their relaxing and healing melody accompanied by her soft but clear voice. Right from the outset, Attune represents a warm, inviting comforter. Her gentle tone is especially suitable for people who look for internal peace and calmness. Her songs are neither happy nor sad, but a sense of blue-skied optimism, bouncy and upbeat, glossy and positive.

There are 12 songs in this album, and all of them has simple titles like “Arrow”, “Lucky”, etc. The simplicity that this album has created sucks the listener in and keep them captivated with the underlying darkness and thought-provoking themes. Although the songs are seemingly shallow light-pop, there are always bubbles of warnings floating throughout. Far more complicated than the first impressions reveal, Attune is a slow-burning delight, rewarding on the repeating melogy.

Syre Album Review

Syre is the first album released by Jaden Smith. Jaden is the son of famous film star and rapper Will Smith. Jaden has also been a film actor as well starring in the remake of the Karate Kid and along side his father in After Earth and Pursuit of Happiness. Jaden also started his own clothing brand in 2013 called MSFTSrepublic. Is Jaden able to live up to his father’s rap career? Yes and no. Lets start off with the positives. On his debut Jaden is able create a great flow in his songs as well as a pretty good rhyming scheme. His flow between songs is apprenent in the first four songs of the album: B, L, U, and E. Especially between B and L as the rap verses from the end of B and the beginning of L flow so well together. The glaring issue of the album comes with his lyrics. While his lyrics rhyme and flow well together, they don’t make sense or are silly or cringe compared to most rap lyrics. Some of his lyrics seem childish and and even dumb. For example on the song U, he says the lyric “Man I’m artichokin’/ I can’t breathe, that’s the art of chokin’”. Its these kind of lyrics that pop up in multiple songs that ruin his songs. Overall, I would give the album the chance. My songs to recommend: Fallen, Batman, Icon, Watch Me, and George Jeff. If Jaden is able to improve his lyrics, he might reach to where his father’s career reached.

911/Mr. Lonely

Post by DJ Dima

911/Mr. Lonely is one of the reasons why Tyler, The Creator’s latest album, Flower Boy, is not just an ordinary Hip Hop project. The song combines neo soul elements with a 1980s Funk sample in addition to Frank Ocean and Steve Lacy doing their best work as features. Unlike the over the top and vulgar themes that exist in today’s mainstream Hip Hop, Tyler chooses to dive deep down into his feelings with the song and allow the listener to connect on a personal level. Through the lyrics the listener can learn that despite all the fame and friends, Tyler is still experiencing loneliness and believes that joy cannot be achieved by acquiring the materialistic things in life. The song can be enjoyed while on the dance floor or even lying flat on the ground outside while staring at the sky.