I have no idea what separates French kiwi juice from any other kiwi juice, but far be it from me to say there's not a clear difference. Guess that's another checkbox for the bucket list. FKJ has been bubbling under the surface for a couple of years now, with a couple of EP's showing his dexterity as a producer and a singer. French Kiwi Juice lays all of that out in grand fashion, with the album dabbling in such genres as neo-soul, nu jazz, downtempo, trip-hop, deep house, and alternative R&B. While the album maintains a relatively constant atmosphere of pleasant, summery vibes, the songwriting is actually quite varied; there's some R&B-style tracks mixed with downtempo and trip-hop, and there's some faster, sample-based material that manages to be just as engaging with the various instrumentation providing a lot of colors. FKJ is an impressive talent not only in vocalization and production but in songwriting as well, and his debut is one of the finest electronic albums of the year so far.
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