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.
If you have a rep on this committee, please call them and ask them to put America’s national security before their own Republican party interests. If you don’t have a rep on the committee, do like I did and call the direct line to say the same thing. The people who answer the representatives’ phones are super kind, they never argue, they only kindly take your message and pass it along. Here’s a quick script, and some handy-dandy phone numbers too!
“I am a constituent in Representative’s [name] district. I would like to insist that he/she support the Resolution Of Inquiry introduced by Representative Nadler seeking key info on the Administration’s business conflicts and Russian ties. It is essential to our democracy that elected officials and their staff be held to the highest possible ethical standards. Furthermore, the Constitution has an Emoluments Clause for the specific purpose of preventing foreign governments from asserting undue influence on the President. Please demonstrate your patriotism by supporting this and any similar resolutions. Thank you.”