Now Playing: Morning After

Album cover.

Album cover.

R&B duo, dvsn (pronounced division), recently released their sophomore album, and I’m more than positive thousands of children have already been conceived. The sultry project, Morning After, features 13 tracks filled with hypnotic and worldly sounds, heavily influenced by the colorful tenacity of foreign cinema.

I first fell in love (because I fall in love every time they drop new music) with singer Daniel Daley and producer Paul Jeffries (AKA Nineteen85), collectively known as dvsn, when I heard them featured on Drake’s track Faithful. Besides the fact that I also love Pimp C - the track was a perfect mixture of soothing harmonies and trap bass - a combination that will never grow old.

Simply put, OVO Sound continues to cultivate the next generation of R&B, and dvsn is at the forefront of its unrelenting movement.

Album artwork courtesy of dvsn. 

Album artwork courtesy of dvsn. 

Their latest project speaks to this with it’s sequencing and attention to detail. The album begins with a dramatic, yet powerful intro titled, Run Away, in which Daley pleads with his lover to “run away” and find someone who can give her more than what he is capable of. The next 11 songs take you on a passionate and euphoric journey, with samples from songs like Whitney Houston’s “I Have Nothing” and Maxwell’s “Fortunate”, coupled with dreamy imagery, and lyrics like, “You make it hard to trust you / And right now you're talking crazy / First marriage, then babies / Then text me, you hate me”, and “Tonight I'm making up for it all / For every time I let you cry / I will make your whole body smile”.

The last track, Conversations in a Diner, brings you through the emotional rollercoaster of two lovers and to an intimate setting, in which they experience the bittersweet end of their relationship. The super emotional love-song happens to be my favorite track, and of course none other than James Fauntleroy helped write it.

Album artwork courtesy of dvsn. 

Album artwork courtesy of dvsn. 

The only thing more enticing than their dynamic sound, is their low-profile approach to the industry, which leaves fans to focus more on their intricate work (each of their projects / songs are filled with heavy references and complex motifs) rather than their personal lives. It is truly their art form that differentiates them, and that isn’t something most artist can say in 2017.

I literally spent all day listening to the album, and could spend all talking about it! But instead I’ll leave you with this synopsis and a link to Morning After, by dvsn, to do with as you please.