resonance – [aftertheparty]

Especially in this day and age, a concerning amount of rising artists seem to be more focused on becoming famous than actually improving their music and creating a lasting impact. Quite certainly, this mindset can certainly be derived social media, and perhaps the worst part of it all is that the concept works a lot of the time, leading artists into sudden, viral success one day and therefore, no loyal fanbase the next.

One artist who refuses to fuel this machine is aftertheparty, whose anonymous persona and remarkable music makes him a fascinating case study for any artist going against the grain of social media. Devoid of any sort of virality to achieve, aftertheparty has come up with nothing but great music to attest, and so far, it’s unbelievable to see how much fans appreciate this authenticity.

That said, the last time we heard from the New York-based crooner was right at the top of the year upon the release of his song, “Bupropion.” Today, aftertheparty is back in the spotlight with his brand new project, resonance — a fitting title in regards to the refreshing supply of R&B tunes all over this one.

12 tracks long, resonance feels just right for aftertheparty’s anonymity, as the presence of universal themes and deep, yet widely applicable storytelling makes this project an easy favorite for fans both new and old. The New York talent balances an ingrained comfortability on the mic with palatial soundscapes, and resulting is a sense of emotional depth that brings listeners up close and personal with one of R&B’s best-kept secrets.

Needless to say, just as we’ve seen in his past releases, aftertheparty understands his faceless allure better than anyone else. For that reason and more, resonance is a sensational release of life and love in all of their trials and tribulations, making this one a unique, easily-lovable contender for 2019’s must-listen albums.

Stream the latest from aftertheparty below and let us know what you think in the comments!