Pink Sweats Harnesses the Power of Niceness
Pink Sweats – singer and songwriter David Bowden – is just getting better. They have already crossed multi-million streams with singles and EPs since 2018; Now, he has released his official album “Pink Planet”. He is connecting with an audience that offers comfort and assurance rather than tension and conflict.
With a single, from his solo debut “Honesty” In 2018, Pink sweat A voice full of longing was revealed: a tenant climbed straight into the falsetto, immersed in soul music and trembling faithfully in the lineage of Michael Jackson, Usher and, most recently, Justin Bieber.
He took his time before moving on his own. Boden, 28, played music in the church – he replaced his father as a drummer – and worked as a songwriter, a producer, and a studio musician (at the famous Sigma Studios in Philadelphia). There is deep professionalism behind his viability.
His three Pink Sweats EPs in 2018 – bare-bones, guitar-and-vocals to the lyrics of “Volume 1”, blues-tinged “Volume 2” in 2019 and R&B Productions on “The Pred” in 2020. Most often presented Sweat as her lover. But as he was finding his style, he also suggested that he was familiar with the temptations of cocaine and alcohol, and that his teammates (“Drama” from 2018) were tough people, “real hitters” who ” Can shoot. “
On “The Prelude” – six songs that also appear on “Pink Planet” – Pink Sweats worked with hitmaking collaborators like producer John Hill, and they dubbed into weekend-like blingy paranoia “I” And “not well.” But the person liked him less than that Songs like “17,” When we equate 92/17, “expect to love you just as much.” (In 2020, he released a remix featuring members of the K-pop group Seventeen.)
For almost all “Pink Planet”, Pink Sweats are firm, polite and sweet-humble. But he makes it clear that his mission is to make music that is a refuge of bleak realities. The album’s opener, “Pink City,” says – Over the Gosselli Organ and Choilike Vocal Harmonies – “It’s tough in the city I’m from,” and resolves, “You can build a city and Can call it home. ” In a half-hearted album, through the album, “Interlude,” he tells of the somber piano that listening to all kinds of music on the radio was “an escape, because the world I was living in wasn’t always so beautiful.” . “
The lyrics call for love, intimacy, devotion, and forgiveness, for romance that transfers all the small baggage; Has uncontrolled title “Heaven,” “Heaven,” And “So Sweet.” in “Beautiful Life,” On the puffy synthesizer tone, he said, “I want to keep you here for the rest of my life”; In “Magic,” he vows, “I’ll travel for miles so you can see me smiling, my love,” doubling her voice with a lead guitar.
The album reaches back into the old soul with 21st century instruments. Half the population, especially Black Pop: Doo-Wop, soul and old and new R&B for more than half a century, is confirmed by this. Earth, Wind and Fire, Sly and Family are echoed by Stone, Bill Widger, George Benson, Jackson and Prince, with a hint of U2 and Ed Sheeran. The connection between past and present “My worst” The 1950s-style style begins with finger snaps and swaps them for trap-era drum-machine ticks, as Pink Sweatus states, “I know I’m not right, but I hope That you’ll see my price. ” (The album includes two versions: the original and a duet remix with Kehlani.)
As an album, “Pink Planet” enhances fidelity and continuity to both a companion and a long musical legacy. In an uncertain moment, it is comfortable, and not by oblivion, but by determination. Its edge is that it denies a branding.