Edward Korft is an artist from Brooklyn, NY who recently released an EP entitled I Love Parties. He has a nasally high-pitched voice and his music is fairly straightforward electronic dance music that is more apt for a club than your headphones.
He is a decent often good songwriter and the songs are well produced. The one thing that had me perturbed and confused was his liberal and completely unnecessary use of the f-bomb. He utilizes the word like he is a twelve-year-old who uses the word when his parents aren’t around just because he isn’t allowed to say it.
More to the point it sometimes comes off as sophomoric, a filler and just doesn’t work with the music and his singing style half of the time. I have no problem with some cursing but if it's used over, over and over again it not only diminishes the impact of the word itself but displays severe lack of lyrical creativity.
He starts off with “I Love Parties” which is a solid song. The lyrics are solid and the music initially reminded me of something you would hear from The Postal Service while his vocals veer towards a style you hear from a pop-punk band.
“United We Flail” utilizes a standard 4/4 techno beat. The music that surrounds the beats is creative and revolves around cascading, arpeggiated synth. It’s fairly catchy and easy to enjoy. “Not Missing Much” talks about thinking about going to a party but just sitting around and drinking a beer. “Dating Is Fun” is another upbeat, dance song. His lyrics don’t require much thought. He repeats the words “I’m sorry that I fuckin suck” like a dim-witted mantra. He closes with “Happy New Year” which contains a bit of nostalgia.
I Love Parties is an EP that is about a very specific age group and will most likely resonate with them. This music and its theme are about people in their early to mid 20’s at their latest. Parties, girls, vapid nights out. Korft has some skills as a songwriter and producer. That being said I hope he expands his vocabulary because the frivolous topics (which I didn’t mind but don’t need to be repeated) and the vacuous use of the word “fuck” is going to be harder to get away with as he ages.
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