Post by billybaroo on Jul 23, 2014 17:26:59 GMT -5
Not a fan of the new single at all. The 3 transition eps were enjoyable mostly and the first album was great so I hope the song with Ezra isn't indicative of the entire album. I'm going to buy tickets when they go on sale. I need a night show with SBTRKT. I just need it.
Post by billybaroo on Jul 23, 2014 17:42:35 GMT -5
"I wish Ezra from VW would do more EDM stuff" -Nobody.
Transitions was really fun especially a few songs. 2020 was the EP that laid the groundwork for the 'SBTRKT' album and I get that. He said of Transitions: “This is music written over the last year, whilst recording for my second album. Much of the music I released before my debut album was instrumental and I want to continue to share this side of the music I make.” So I imagined the songs would sound similar to that and this single doesn't. It leaves me hope for the album but I consider this song a misfire.
I like certain songs a lot but there aren't as many great songs, the middle of this album does nothing, and there are some outright bad songs on here. I enjoy listening to it but there are too many good releases in similar genres that have come out the last month for me to want to play this often. 'Lantern' into 'Higher' is pretty great though I didn't love the rap on Higher. Most of the Sampha songs are good but other than 'Temporary View' none are great. I also like 'Problem (Solved)' and 'The Light' I can't stop singing the part at 1:30 of 'Voices in my Head' which hasn't been great at work when I've been walking around saying "I was on druuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuugs" although I like Ferg and Warpaint too much to evaluate that song honestly.
This album suffers where he branched out. I have no issues with artists trying new stuff but I think making music with Sampha, Jessie Ware, and other similar vocalists are where his strengths. I'm seeing him on the 23rd and will come back with a report. He deserves a better timeslot for Bonnaroo than he did last time but I'm not sure if I want it to be in 2015 with this album. Maybe 2016 with more new material????