LyricalGenes is back with his most epic release yet entitled Dana Burtin. There’s so much to cover on this release between the themes and music that it could fill a small novel. The album contains fifteen tracks and comes in around forty-four minutes.
There are a lot of topics and themes but I think for the most part I felt the music was generally about facing adversity with positive intention. Truth be told with all the division in the world today I think this is a timely and powerful message. All that being said, some of the topics are more singular and personal such as romantic relationships.
I’ve never heard an album start with an actual message like this. The first track “First Message (Freedom of Thought)” isn’t a song, it's him speaking to his audience. It’s basically about appreciating art for art and not because it’s popular. Personally, I think this is a message more ripe for the younger audience. I’m going to be forty in the next couple months and have not cared about what’s popular since I was probably a teenager. After this message we get into the music.
The album starts with “Bizness Man (feat DJ)” and is a solid introduction. I thought the beat was smooth and I would describe the rapping like that too. It’s fluid, seamless and easy to find yourself just feeling the energy. The song is essentially about his philosophy as an artist in the world.
“Shinin’” is not only positive but I would say it’s pretty motivational as well. He talks to single mothers, people having problems finding a romantic partner and well just about everyone who might feel like they are struggling in some way.
One of the highlights was “Heroes of 2020.” I think a lot of people have looked at 2020 as a terrible year which is obviously understandable. This song to me was about gratitude for the people like the medical professional, etc. but also looking towards a positive future. He even gives some direction. I also thought “Dreams To Reality” was a highlight that puts out more good vibes that can make people thrive.
It’s hard to argue against anything the artist is saying here. I found the message to be on point but just as important he delivers it an artistic and musical way that fans will appreciate. Recommended.
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