Many people have said that R&B has changed over the last generation from previous ones in terms of sound. The traditional instrumentations have adapted to the current state of the music industry and many artists have either transcended or stayed true to their artistry. Some say that R&B is dead but there are several artists that will deem this otherwise. One of the artists being Lucky Daye.
The New Orleans native has been in the music industry for over 15 years ever since first debuting in the entertainment industry on American Idol. Since the show, he began songwriting for various artists in the music industry for several years before releasing his own music in 2018. In the three years, he has released two albums, with his latest, Candy Drip, being released this month.
I first heard the lead single, ‘Over’ from the project on the social media platform Tik Tok as it has grown in popularity over the last few months. One thing that I like about the album is paying homage to R&B artists that came before him sampling Music Soulchild’s ‘Halfcrazy’ for the track and Usher’s ‘U Don’t Have to Call’ on the midtempo track ‘Guess’. The album is full of different vibes that capture his toxicity of his personal relationships, a quality he’s known for in his music. The album flow effortlessly through the entirety of the album and the interludes feature smooth transitions throughout.
Two albums in, Lucky Daye has more than made a name for himself with the discography he’s created both for himself and his writing credits for others. I’m interested to hear more solo work from the artist in the future. You can listen to his new album, Candy Drip, available on all music streaming services.
Reggie Johnson is a poet reigning from Cincinnati, Ohio. Starting at the age of nine, Reggie has been writing poetry through their love of music and life experiences. He has 9 books now available on Amazon. You can follow him on Twitter @r_d_johnson and on IG @rdjohnsonwrites.