Thu. Sep 21st, 2023

Blowing up by invading social media timelines along with his abrupt and off-kilter performances, Texas native Teezo Landing’s sense of comedy was lauded first earlier than his musical skills. With witty traces and attention-grabbing stunts, Teezo may have simply been left within the digital world. Nevertheless, delivering immaculate options on blockbuster albums from Travis Scott and Don Toliver, in addition to knockout singles like ‘Familiarity’ and ‘5 O’Clock’, 2023 has been his yr.

‘You Thought’, the most recent single from debut album ‘How Do You Sleep At Evening?’, options the equally thought-provoking music disruptor Janelle Monáe, and is an ideal instance of this amalgamated nature. With thrashing drums and shredded guitar riffs, the punchy bassline blended with the 30-year-old’s deadpan is a complete delight. Over this, Monáe’s larger register croons softly: “I assumed we have been higher.”

In ‘You Thought’, you may hear Teezo interpolating the dreamy melody from Jagged Edge’s common ‘00s R&B hit ‘Let’s Get Married’ – including one other observe to how eclectic and wide-reaching the anti-pop star’s inspirations are. The reference additionally pops up once more on ‘Too Straightforward’, the seemingly hefty rock free-for-all that activates a sixpence right into a coy break-up anthem.

Past this, there’s hundreds extra to discover on ‘How Do You Sleep At Evening?’. The opening observe ‘OK’ is on-brand for Teezo. He’s filled with defiance and angst as he tells the listener to thoughts their very own enterprise. ‘Nu Nay’ provides some lighter bossa nova flavour to the combo to steadiness out the extra emotional songs ‘I Don’t Assume U C Me’ and ‘Daddy Mama Points’.

The spotlight, although, is ‘Unimaginable’. Teezo Landing sings us a bunch of “what ifs” earlier than asking, “Who mentioned it’d be inconceivable?”, affirming over an indie-pop-tinged instrumental that it’s not loopy to chase your wildest needs.

The album closes with ‘The Unique Was Higher’, an anthemic observe that makes use of unorthodox harmonies and adlibs for comedic impact earlier than the observe erupts into unhinged EDM. This love for dramatic highs and muted lows on this album makes the file a rollercoaster of feelings and sounds, and a sophisticated and entertaining debut.


Launch date: September 8
Document label: Not Match For Society/RCA

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