An album that drifts without ever fully engaging...
'True To Self'

For Bryson Tiller, this is not so much the ‘difficult second album’ as the second album that literally anyone would have expected. That it dropped a month ahead of its announced June 23rd release date is perhaps the only surprising thing about it.

It takes around eight tracks to divert from the drifty, gushing R&B odes to women and cars. Here, ‘Run Me Dry’ plays a la mode with a loose dembow rhythm, but, as with the rest of the album, there are plenty of others out there who’ve not only done this already but done it more engagingly.

6/10

Words: Will Pritchard (@Hedmuk)

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