I was already familiar with Elijah Blake before this album. What I heard was really bland and cookie cutter R&B for the radio and that may work for some people, but I ain’t trying to spend my own time listening to it, so when I saw that he had a new album, I immediately thought it was gonna be more of what I heard. There’s definitely some of that on here (which slows the album down a lot for me), but to my surprise this album feels like a mixing pot of a lot of different sounds of R&B. There’s even some Pop on here. It gives me the idea that this is the album that Elijah’s been wanting to make. I want to applaud Blake for his branching out his sound. I think theses songs can make the radio, but for the music head like me can find something to appreciate here, whether it’s the variety of the production or his voice. Although this is my first Elijah Blake album, I can’t help but feel as though there’s some growth here.