Song Of Solomon – [Solomon]

Back in March, Solomon (AKA Solomonluvbugs) made his debut with an impressive offering in “Cold Baby,” teasing something called SOS in the process. Turns out, it was his album Song Of Solomon, and, turns out, he picked right up where he left off delivering a well-rounded album that puts his wide array of styles on full display.

With an ear for great production (from the likes of Stones Neighbor, Kye Colors, Mike Hurst, and more) the Kansas City excels at tweaking his delivery to fit the atmosphere of whatever style of beat he chooses. Case in point, “Dirt” and the following track “Speed Racer.” Each track has its own distinct feel–“Dirt” has a more textbook, traditional feel and “Speed Racer” is more atmospheric–but, back to back, they are two of the stronger efforts on the project. Even with a versatile approach, what really jumps out at me as a constant is the edge and grit Solomon brings both in style and lyricism; it often serves as the perfect contrast to the melodic-centric feel.

Kansas City is home to some really bright, young talents, and now, it’s time to add Solomon to the ever-growing list.

Standout tracks: “Dirt,” “Speed Racer,” & “Tarry Town”