Friday, January 24, 2020

Album Reviews: Lolo Zouai and Camila Cabello

High Highs to Low Lows: This debut album from Paris artist Lolo Zouai is not anything super special, but it's also a very solid collection of songs. I've enjoyed listening to it and really can't find anything bad about it. Her voice is not the best, she's a pop artist who is taking much inspiration from Euro trip hop, Middle Eastern, and African music. She intermixes French and English in her lyrics and I find it an enjoyable listen. I would say this is a mood album. If you are feeling a bit down, maybe the weather is a bit gloomy, then put this on your headphones and take a walk. It will fit in perfectly with you. Maybe that's why right now in the gloomy days of Winter I'm giving this album 3 stars out of 5.

Romance: This is Camila Cabello's sophomore album. She's a new artist to me, was part of the group Fifth Harmony. This is a fun pop album taking cues from Latin music. Similar to the album from Lolo I can't really find any problems with this album. Where High Highs to Low Lows is a bit of a mood piece, this album is pure romantic energy. There isn't a bad song on the album though there aren't any great songs on the album either. It's just solid entertaining pop. Could have been shorter but I still give it 3 out of 5 stars.

1 comment:

  1. "High Highs to Low Lows" is a great title--simple, clever and immediately understood expression of a universal, timeless idea--and that video really makes me concerned for Lolo Zouai. As a piece of art, it's quite effective. And what it effects in me is genuine concern for that girl--I hope it's only a piece of made-up art and that Lolo Zouai actually has a strong foundation of people in her life who she knows love her, regardless of whether they can profit from her and her talents. And, if not, I hope she finds them soon.