On his new solo album, Paul White (famous for producing some of the most insane bangers for Danny Brown) addresses another, more tender side of himself, straying away from hip-hop and sampling in favour of composing fully original and much softer music.
‘Rejuvenate’ is a fusion of a tremendous number of genres, ranging from conventional neo-soul to obvious nods towards classic prog rock. White demonstrates his production skills while working with three female vocalists, accentuating the unique delivery of each one of them. He shines even brighter on the other half of the album, which consists of the tracks of his own writing, the soothing beauty of which comes close to ‘80s New Age and ‘90s dream-pop records.
In the age when mainstream music becomes sketchier and less straightforward with each passing day, a flexible mind like Paul White’s is a treasure, and ‘Rejuvenate’ is one of its precious artefacts, discovered just in time to celebrate Spring.
Words: Dmitry Teckel
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