From the first track to the last, Majid Jordan’s self titled debut album never loses it’s pulse. The album’s heart is filled with hope and optimism towards romance. Also by not losing the pulse, I also mean it never lose that driving beat. Majid Jordan’s album futher incorporates there influence form electronic music and the production rarely takes a seat making for some nice songs you can actually step to.
From the first two tracks, Learn From Each Other and Make it Work, the whole overcoming and growing together sets mood and theme. We move on to My Love where the usual tale of questioning whether your lover is in it for your Love or Fame is told. It’s a decent single track, but weak compared to to others that released.
One of my favorites is Small Talk for the simplicity and honesty of the lyrics. It’s like he’s confessing or wanting to, you know that small talk you have with your crush when you’re trying to confess your feelings. This song will give the feeling and motivation to make that talk.
“If you would take chance, than I’ll take it you. I have these thoughts I keep that I want to share with you.” It transition perfectly into Pacifico which then transition perfectly into Shake Shake Shake. Now both of these songs take a nod to electronic music and maybe even some 80s influence on them.
Love Is Always There and King City is just clear stand out R&B song. There two song that you can definitely slow dance too. It’s something any old fan of R&B can appreciate and sing along to. Catchy too. Warm, Something About You, and Every Step Every Way, keep the tempo up and so you can 2 step to it.
Throughout all the tracks, The things that stands out is the optimism towards love and workings things out. It’s also classy which is different (no drugs, bitches, grinding, or whatever) I guess that’s something you should expect from a group that first referred to themselves as “Good People.” It’s something that’s gone missing in a lot of male pop/R&B acts and refreshing to hear. Compared to there to A Place Like This EP and work as Good People, the album’s production and lyrics are more concise and never feel to different or out place from each other. They didn’t experiment away from their electronic influenced R&B sound they already developed, but instead just fully fleshed out the sound. So if you were already fan, It won’t be a disappointment. Despite that lack experimentation, Majid Jordan still sound so unique and fresh.
I’ve bumped this album all last year and will continue to do so.