Brooklyn native Adrian Daniel is touching on all elements of the mind and soul with his Alt-R&B based, buzz-worthy debut LP, Disillusions.
His first full-length and follow-up to 2014’s Fkkking High EP and 2012’s Memoirs of a Stoner, the 15-track offering does much to solidify his growing fan base, and to the fans of anything from the ’90s, there are actually decent skits.
Speaking of the ’90s, if we were still in the days of cassettes, Adrian would clearly have us in our feelings with the projects split tale of life and love. “The story I was tying to tell was a two-sided story, not just lyrically but sonically,” he said. “Everything is dual sided in my reality. The definition of disillusions is basically things that are perceived to be good but they’re not-telling that story is very important and I feel like it just fit the name of the album.”
The first half offers strong, powerful and commanding production, as well as some funky grooves such as “Pride,” but Daniel also has plenty of heartbreak to get off his chest such as on “Revolve.” Split down the middle with The Weeknd-esque “Devoted,” the second half of the project remains in the unconfident feelings one can experience from a bad breakup, and properly defines the album’s title.
Well worth your listen, check it out below.