Review Summary: A genre-bending, consciousness-raising, boundary-pushing kaleidoscope...
Souleye's latest album, Disguised As Tomorrow, is a kaleidoscope of musical influences, all expertly blended together to create a truly unique listening experience. From the opening track, it's clear that this is an album that is not content to sit within the boundaries of just one genre, with elements of hip-hop, electronic, and pop music all making an appearance.
Souleye's wordplay is as sharp as ever, with intricate fluid flow that effortlessly weaves in and out of the complex beats. The production on this album is consistently inventive and surprising throughout. Each track is a mini-epic, with layers upon layers of sounds and samples building up to a thrilling climax.
Highlights include the haunting "Emergency," which features a guest appearance from seven-time GRAMMY® Award-winning singer/songwriter Alanis Morissette, and the comforting "Sunlight," which is driven by an insistent drumbeat and a series of mesmerizing synth hooks. But really, every track on Disguised As Tomorrow has something to offer, whether it's the hypnotic groove of "The Unheard" featuring South African songwriter Esjay Jones, the moody introspection of "In The Background," or the celebratory energy of "Revel."
Overall, the trailblazing genre-bending rapper has once again proven himself to be one of the most innovative and exciting artists creating music today, and this album is a must-listen for anyone who loves hip-hop music that pushes boundaries and challenges expectations.