Ikey BigBen Montana & Vinny Goldberg – Bad Girls, Good Vibes
Ikey BigBen Montana & Vinny Goldberg taps into a party atmosphere on the luxurious, downright decadent “Bad Girls, Good Vibes”. Volume is an absolute must for these songs deserve to be felt as much as heard. Melodically rich, the album’s flow feels flawless. Everything from the nimble percussion to the rumble of the bass helps the tracks ride on by. By far the true heart and soul comes from the power of the lyricism, whose casual cool resonates over the course of the album. Rock, hip-hop, R&B, soul, electro, all of it is woven together in a compellingly rich kaleidoscope of color.
Nicely setting the tenor of the album the graceful “produce section 3” shows off an impressive knack for storytelling. Infinitely catchy “alright” features an economical groove with a chilled-out attitude, as the lyrics focus upon the joy of togetherness. Ambient swirls and neon-hued drones help power the reflective “where the wild things aren’t v2” which at times feels reminiscent of Frank Ocean’s similarly thoughtful vignettes. Embracing a spacious style “yeahx2” echoes into the distance stripping things down to the absolute essentials. Opting for a tense atmosphere is the slow build of “Django”. Easily the highlight of the album “bad girls, good vibes” closes with the stunning finale “good vibes” whose extensive pop-referencing and gentle touch works wonders.
With “Bad Girls, Good Vibes” Ikey BigBen Montana & Vinny Goldberg sculpt a celebratory album, one that glimmers with incredible joy and optimism.
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