Album Reviews, KYLE / Beach House
KYLE, Light of Mine
California rapper, KYLE, debuted his album Light of Mine on May 18. You may have heard of him by his stage name, SUPERDUPERKYLE. The fun-loving kid from Ventura is showing how hip-hop has evolved from its earlier days.“. In Light of Mine, it plays out as if you’re just casually sitting on a hilltop or at the beach with KYLE discussing life and all it’s Ups and Downs (name of the first track, I can be phunny sometimes). His project includes a bundle of high profile features including 2Chainz, Lil Yachty, Khalid, Kehlani, and Alessia Cara. No matter what the listener is currently going through like being in relationship issues (listen to OpenDoors), in puppy love (listen to Babies), someone playing with your heart (Playinwitme), losing yourself in a relationship, (iMissMe). You can see KYLE this summer opening for Logic at the Moda Center on July 14th.
Listen to: Track 10, iMissMe
Beach House, 7
Beach House duo, Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally, released their anticipated album 7 on May 11th. Beach House never disappoints for contemplative slow jams as a soundtrack to a long night with a lover or alone. The first track “Dark Spring” comes as a surprise with a forceful, energetic drum solo, humming synthesizer, and textured guitar. Beach House is able to take spending time with a normally cheery, happy friend who is pissed at someone or something startling, or possibly unpleasant, but you are able to see another side to that friend, and put it in an album. You can see Beach House at the Keller Auditorium on August 10th.
Listen to: Track 1, Dark Spring