Review Summary: “It’s not for clubbing, it’s not for partying, its music for a different kind of sentiment”
That quote right there comes straight out of the man behind Teen Flirt, It’s pretty obvious when you think about it really, how loads of musicians now seem to be taking on much more minimalistic sounds when coming up with new music. After years of a somewhat symbiotic relationship between pop and hip hop. And with pop music pushing every day even more so on techno/house/trap/what-have-you beats, it was bound for a massive amount of musicians to grow away from those ideas. To try and go back to the roots and deconstruct the bombastic and often superfluous style of modern day music, this is where we find Teen Flirt’s newest effort.
It is without a doubt a staggering feat what the Monterrey native DJ and producer David Oranday has come up with on such a tight and neat package. Building around a nostalgic and sleek atmosphere that throws back to the gold days of R&B yet retaining an idea of aesthetic very much so of this century that shines through on the smooth and somber production. It is indeed an album that when it’s firing on all cylinders it provides a strong and moving yet soothing cacophony of sounds. If anything the biggest drawback of the album comes in the form of the last song Cheers which shows guest Adan Cruz rapping (in Spanish no less) about things that feel unfitting and utterly useless for music of this nature, a huge contrast to Her Fake Name Was Sofia, the other Spanish spoken song here courtesy of the lovely Denise Gutierrez of Hello Seahorse! fame who croons on a very soft voice about her lost love with such a fines that catapults the song to a another level.
If something should be said is that, with only two EP’s under his belt, Teen Flirt are off to a promising start.