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"Hearts Everywhere Relate"

Westend Music Review: Hearts Everywhere Relate

DaJohn

Score: 7.1

Instrumentation: 6.5
Lyrics: 7.0
Delivery: 7.5
Production: 9.1
Cohesion: 7.8
Creativity: 5.1

The 14-track album entitled Hearts Everywhere Relate explores love and the vast spectrum it encompasses from romance to sex to heartbreak and everything in between. The title deemed fitting for this project as all hearts can relate to these themes.

The album begins with song, “Lovely” that intertwines the Stevie Wonder classic. All the songs on this project are about love and relationships in one way or the other. This intro alone prepares the listener for what’s in store.

Isn’t she lovely? Isn’t she wonderful?
Isn’t she precious? Less than one minute old
I never thought through love
We’d be making one as lovely as she
But isn’t she lovely made from love?

The use of autotune throughout the project may be a little overused but delivers melodies as typical DaJohn fashion like in interludes like, “On My Way,” and tracks like, “Wonder.” “Geeked” sounded similar to Desiigner’s  “Tiimmy Turner” with an eery vibe. The entire album is so in sync, you can press play without any skips.

This album is a perfect soundtrack for the bedroom. All the songs have a smooth, seductive feel that would work magic in the sheets. The melodies are hypnotic and easy to follow.

The interludes actually boosted the album and contributed to the sound and cohesion of the project compared to other projects where we usually find it takes away and distracts the listener. The best one was “Voicemails.”

DaJohn croons on most of the album and pulls a Drake/J.Cole method by singing most of his hooks.  The production is crystal clear and flawless in typical DaJohn fashion.

The collaboration between the rapper and Eddie Heartthrob on, “Hate It Had To Be You,” is a standout track that breaks up the pattern, a new voice is welcomed and fits well with the lover-centric theme.

Hearts Everywhere Relate is cohesive to a fault. The sounds and tempos are interchangeable throughout which is why the last track, “Love DaJohn,” was so refreshing and unexpected to the ear. The hip-hop fan who is looking for traditional lyricism and cadence would be content with this final selection.

The two bonus tracks, “What To Do,” and “Hours After Midnight” freestyles are fun additions that continue the melodic sound.

This album is definitely woman-focused and clearly capturing the female audience. DaJohn is talking to a woman on every track. This perfectly aligns with his release date in February – the month of love.

To listen to Hearts Everywhere Relate, press play below. It is available on all streaming platforms.

 

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