Phabo’s Intoxicating ‘Soulquarius’ Album is Not to Be Slept On

Written by on July 19, 2021

Soulection obtained one other one.

Though I didn’t put up the day it dropped (July 16), I need to say Phabo‘s Soulquarius album is well my favourite launch of the final week.

On repeat since I first pressed play, the album is a nod to the Soulquarians (a neo-soul collective from the 90s and early 00s that included Erykah Badu, Frequent, D’Angelo, Q-Tip, Dilla, Questlove, and others) with Phabo modernizing the very best elements of 2000s R&B – the candor of Case, the sensuality of Tyrese, and the sting of Jaheim (which Kristin Corry completely described in a profile piece she did with VICE) – as he sings of affection, lust, musings, heartbreak, ardour, and extra.

“It’s an sincere dialog about moments of self-doubt and imposter syndrome and utilizing L.A’s stunning climate as a reminder that I’m precisely the place I’m presupposed to be,” the singer explains. “An ode to the golden period of Unhealthy Boy (112, Religion Evans, Complete). Palm bushes brings a couple of sturdy sense of nostalgia, full of a powerful message.”

A 16-track affair, led by the beforehand launched “LNF” and “Slippery” with Destin Conrad, the album is brief on visitor options (Rexx Life Raj, Mntra, and Alex Vaughn) because it permits Phabo to point out off the complete extent of his skills – which far surpass the writing credit he’s earned for artists like Kehlani and Kyle Dion. On the manufacturing aspect of issues, credit score goes to LosHendrix (SZA, Giveon, Infantile Gambino), Louie Lastic (Goldlink, Masego, Kali Uchis), Esta. and some others.

Press play and make sure to add Soulquarius wherever you get music.


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