Dirty Violet is the latest released from Cuzoh. The album was produced by Centric. It’s a smooth, diverse ride with impressive production and infectious hooks.
The album gets going with “Power” which is actually one of the tracks I felt would work best at an after hours party. I heard atmospheric pads that create a dreamy canvas that is layered hard hitting sub bass and digital hi-hats. The lead vocals which sing the hook have the popular auto-tune effect. It’s a solid opener.
“Invincible” (feat. Layzie Bone, Bright & Tr3) is one of the highlights. There’s an interesting dichotomy of sounds. The pads are serene and tranquil while the bass and rapping crackles with energy. I really liked the production on this track.
Things become very lush on “Cherish” which is the most atmospheric song yet. The hooks here really pop and there is no arguing you will remember it after you hear it. “Feenin’ for Your Love” has arguably the best beat on the album. It really drives the song and melds with the synths and other elements on the song. The song also has a catchy hook.
“Gone Forever” is another impressive track. On this song he laments about lost love. The song submerges in what sounds like water. It almost has a new age vibe. The percussive aspects are again top notch and unique to the song itself. “The Late Show” and the darker and ominous “Code Red” continues to showcase versatility.
“Nothing Like Me (feat. Centric) is optimistic and has a positive message. The album closes with “This Time (feat. Centric) which is another darker song with haunting tones and textures.
There is a lot to appreciate on this album. No two songs are the same while not going into areas which go too far into left field. I think this type of album will appeal to a lot of people.
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