British singer AMiR has dropped his new album. I’m taking a look into it, because sometimes you need to step out of the mainstream.
1. Late Night London
I wasn’t going to do an album review until I played the first song on this album. As soon as it started, I was like, “This is f*cking brilliant.” The energy of this song is just fantastic. If this was a single, I would be praying for an album. Thank God, there are ten more tracks to go!
2. Drench Me With Your Lust
This is a bit more chilled out than the first track, but the funkiness is still there. It sounds, to me, a bit like Justin Timberlake met Michael Jackson. Oh wait, that happened already, didn’t it? Okay, so the album is good so far, but nothing too original.
3. All Or Nothing
The title track is a bit underwhelming, to be honest. It’s not bad by any means. I’m going to be listening to it a lot, no doubt, but it’s just not outstanding and certainly doesn’t pack the punch that Late Night London does.
It’s at this point in the album that you’d expect something a bit more chilled out, but the energy has yet to die. I’m not complaining. This track is a bit dead at the start, but it soon becomes a lot punchier and it reminds me of a dark version of Jason Derulo’s ‘Kiss The Sky’.
Once again with the funky Michael Jackson vibes. It certainly feels heavily inspired by Xscape until the chorus. I realise that I have heard this song before and it. is. a. BANGER! Favourite song on the album so far.
6. Nothing Feels The Same
So, this is an interesting one. It is unlike the other songs in the album. It’s a bit shady and a quite sassy. I’m not that keen on how it sounds, though. Probably the weakest one so far.
7. If You Don’t I Do
I really like this song, but it’s really starting to feel like AMiR is using the exact same structures and techniques for every song. It carries the same energy as the rest of the album so the consistency is good. I don’t like how everything is sounding so similar. I’m hoping that the next few songs sound significantly different.
8. No One Else
Ahhh, here it is. The chilled one. Finally, one that isn’t full of the massively high-energy poppiness. This one is a bit more Charlie Puth-esque and reminds me of ‘Attention’. I like this one a lot.
9. All I Ever Needed
And after that short break of originality, we are back to the same formula again. I am not a fan of this song and it really doesn’t stand out from any of the others in the album.
10. Save Me
Okay, you’re going to need to forgive me for sounding hard to please, because this song is completely different from the others. It really is a breath of fresh air. That said, I don’t like it. It’s just not right. It sounds too much like something DJ Khaled would make for Justin Bieber.
11. Feel For You
And we’ve reached the last song on the album. It’s funky, it’s poppy, but that’s about it. It’s not very original and it just leaves me wanting something a bit more original.
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