Album Review: Deorro's "Good Evening"
JUNE 2nd, 2017
Just by looking at the album cover, you already know Deorro did something very different – yet, very special with this one. There are no colorful graphics, no crazy artworks… just a simple white background with a white bowtie in the center, appropriately hinting at the clear refinement and sophistication of the music to be heard. However; this does not mean that the album is anything short of dynamic.
“Good Evening” is arguably Deorro’s most elegant and diverse album yet. However, you will hear everything from Melbourne bounce and hardstyle, dubstep, and even Latin and jazz. It is even harder to categorize songs by single genres because each track has multiple elements from different styles embedded. Sometimes, the second drop of the song is a completely different genre than the first one! A track that struck out to me most was “Rise and Shine.” The song starts off with a smooth, jazzy feel, with very minimal electronic influences, and yet somewhere along the line, Deorro manages to seamlessly bring in bouncy house elements, making this a truly unique track.
The next couple of tracks that caught my eye were “Honest Man,” “Butt Naked”, and “Feeling Pretty Good”. “Honest Man” starts off with a subtle, simple, and beautiful acoustic guitar melody. Still, he yet again surprises the listener by bringing in so many unexpected elements into the track; it’s a wonder how he managed to make them work together. I was not expecting the electronic feel that was to come during the drop and it was definately a pleasant surprise. “Butt Naked” was equally impressive. It is easily one of the most energetic tracks in the album. You can’t help but bounce in your seat when you listen to it. The hardstyle elements are obvious, and I’m still wondering how he was able to tie such an upbeat, explosive genre with an album that is so refined and make the song feel like it belonged in the album. Last but not least, “Feeling Pretty Good” is a paradox in itself. Why you may ask? Because it beautifully combines pop, dubstep, and glitch – all in one seamless track!
All in all, I was thoroughly impressed with Deorros’s work. He created a masterpiece completely different from what his fans are used to hearing; yet, he was still able to include elements of his Latin culture and house music roots. The melodies are unmistakably Deorro, but they are a different Deorro, a more grown up, mature, and professional Deorro. “Good Evening” proves just how skilled and versatile a producer he is. It shows how far he has come from his early dance music days. The album at hand is sure to attract a lot of positive attention very soon, it has already gotten almost 200,000 views on youtube, despite being out for only two days.
Deorro, if you ever happen to come across this album review, I’ve got one word for you – AMAZING. This album has utterly blown me away and you deserve the rightful title of Musical Genius.
- DJ Redd VYBZ