After a number of release date push backs, Tinie has finally released his latest album Youth. There had been a lot of hype leading up the album's release, including aYouth pop-up shop and even a Youth house party (and I was lucky enough to attend both of these events!), but was the hype really worth it?
The title track Youth opens the album with a really strong beat and captivating lyrics that appear to tell the listener a story. As soon as I heard this song I knew that this album would be his best work to date, and I definitely wasn't wrong.
The next track on the album, Not For the Radio (feat. MNEK), is one of my personal favourites on the album. The soft start with MNEK's beautiful voice leading into Tinie's fast and catchy verse, really makes this song memorable, and I think that this pair work brilliantly together.
The rest of the album continues to be just as excellent, with not a single song being forgettable. With so many albums there always tends to be a song that you aways skip, however on Youth I am yet to find the 'bad' song. You can tell that every track has had a lot of work and thought put into it, and it's really paid off.
Excluding the singles on Youth, to me the top five songs have to be Lightwork, Not For the Radio (feat. MNEK), Holy Moly, They Don't Know (feat. Kid Ink, Stefflon Don and AoD) and Rehab (feat. Tiggs Da Author). These songs really stand out to me for a number of reasons. If you have read any of my previous posts you would remember that I love a catchy song, which all of these are. Not only are these songs catchy, but they are all quite different from Tinie's usual work, but are still just as incredible. I believe that an artist is very talented if they are able to make a range of different songs, while still maintaining the quality of music that the fans love, and Tinie has successfully done this.
Overall the long wait for Youth has definitely been worth it! 10/10!