In this first edition of Gerb’s weekly review in music, we dive into Kanye West’s highly anticipated album “JESUS IS KING”, Frank Ocean’s surprise single, and why I wanted to share my musical insight with others.
JESUS IS KING
After a long and eager wait, fans finally got to experience a whole new sound and persona from Kanye West. Although the gospel tuned project carried some criticism, West’s 9th studio album was nothing short of “Christ Like.” In the Album, Ye takes the listener through his recent adventures with Christ and a new spiritual journey. Although the album features the Sunday Service Choir, Classic Kanye was still in full force on parts of the Album. “Follow God” carries a vintage Kanye feel with hitting snares and brilliant music sampling. The album also featured Pierre Bourne, a producer that is known for his work with the trending PlayBoi Carti. On his work with “On God,” Bourne delivers a spaceship sounding beat with brilliant synths and sounds that make it feel homey and gospel. The album was nothing short of what it was intended for, a spiritual soothing and awakening.
You can listen to Kanye’s new album here:
Frank Ocean “DHL”
Frank Ocean dropped a surprise single “DHL” last week. Ocean seems to be more care free and relaxed as he talked about Paris fashion week and Kawasaki bikes. Although the single was enjoyable, it wasn’t impressive nor creative. The song sounds very similar to past work and starts to become repetitive. The song was still fun to listen to but it is not near the quality of his past work. It will be interesting to see what the artist will put out next.
You can listen to Frank’s new solo here: