The opening track to his latest album, Black Hibiscus’ “Angelica” is steeped in the 1980s (though the end product is definitely from the 2020s). As we’ve seen over the last decade, that can be a good thing when done correctly. From the synthy nature of the production to the effects placed on the lyrics (such as a heavy reverb), it’s one of those songs that’ll get you up to dance but also make you think about nights and loves past.
I’m very intrigued to see what the rest of the album plays like. “Basquiat” was a track that sonically doesn’t really sound like this. “Love” kind of does, in its discussions of things that love can create. However, it’s still not exactly the same as “Angelica.” That said, the album should have a variety of sounds (yay) to tell a cohesive story (double yay). I’m really excited for the project and hope it’s out sooner rather than later. Check it out below and support dope music in all its forms.