The poignant yet unique observations of this new 12-track project are set to grimy, dingy, and at times dark soundtracks. Fans of the golden age of hip-hop and punk will appreciate this. Yet something truly is unfamiliar. There is no coast or region that this sound is beholden to. Striking rap-sung hooks and cerebral wordplay have been juxtaposed by disruptive, even punitive, and warlike deliveries as the album transitions from one track to the next without losing its authentic shape. This sound challenges conventional music with its unique arrangement and showcases the limitless versatility and creativity that flank More Precious Dust’s career. He has arrived and proved that there is no limit to one’s own creativity and expression with an album that undoubtedly holds so many merits as a full-length project.
Make no mistake; there is something for everyone; those who love the deeply melancholic, openly vulnerable, and introspective jams have been adequately catered for, and those who love the fancier, punky, and happy-go-lucky party thrill have something to scratch their musical cravings.
This album feels like Juice Wrld, Silk Sonic, and Frank Ocean made an album together. You are absolutely transported from one sonic sphere to the next with an album that spans so many deeply relatable themes, from mental and emotional scars to substance and drug abuse, complicated relationships with parents, loneliness, and the inescapable and haunting dark past, that for some reason you cannot seem to get past it!
More Precious Dust is a raconteur and will transport you into the matrix with his ability to paint with words with his visual metaphors, intricate wordplay, eloquent conveyance, and golden voice, ensuring that he drives each and every message home.
I’m particularly captivated by the hauntingly beautiful and alluring melodic component in the track, “Dampe,” which really allures a listener like a siren. The arrangement here is simply audacious, and the vocal performance is nothing short of immaculate.
“Thursday Cocktail” has got that poppy, feel-good, and party vibe to it with its strikingly signature punk influences, and the turntable scratches really do the magic, adding to the song’s depth and sonic elegance. I love the instrumental interplay and how graciously and seamlessly they blend with More Precious Dust’s immensely expressive rap-sung vocals.
“Dead Inside Emoji” has an industrial thrill to it and is the sort of tune that really feels powerful with the volume at its maximum. This song also works well with a live crowd thanks to its extremely punchy and rebellious percussion.
“Quiet Introverted Monster” is dark and haunting, backed by an ideal vocal performance that pertains to the genre appeal of psych. I feel that for a track like this to absolutely stick, it needs unmatched energy, and that’s exactly what More Precious Dust delivers.
There is so much more for a music listener to enjoy throughout this album that sees More Precious Dust wear his non-traditional attire like a glove and excel with flying colors. This epitomizes what music is all about going the extra mile. and proving that there is no limit to what we can achieve if we put our minds to it.
And with such a deserving end to the album with the song “It’ll Be Okay” that provides hope amidst the seemingly engulfing wave of darkness, I don’t see why a listener wouldn’t love to have this album as a new discovery for the year 2023 and go on to brag about it amongst his friends!
The stage is already set, and all that remains is for you to dance on it…follow the link and savor every second of this awe-inspiring musicianship!