16 Songs, 54 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Drake isn’t the only artist to drop a chunky half-R&B, half-rap double album in 2018. Kings may not have the 6 God’s superstar clout, but he makes up for it with refined honesty and seductive cool. The Auckland artist is clearly in the midst of a wildly prolific, creative period: LOVE & EGO comes just months after his first full-length albums, released six months apart. Tender beats and warm melodies make for a smooth first half—he sings about accepting misgivings in the piano-flecked “Dance in the Rain”. He trades feelings for flexing on the darker, rap-heavy second half—“Sade” and “6 Figures” are gritty odes to the young Kiwi’s Mercedes whip and bank account.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Drake isn’t the only artist to drop a chunky half-R&B, half-rap double album in 2018. Kings may not have the 6 God’s superstar clout, but he makes up for it with refined honesty and seductive cool. The Auckland artist is clearly in the midst of a wildly prolific, creative period: LOVE & EGO comes just months after his first full-length albums, released six months apart. Tender beats and warm melodies make for a smooth first half—he sings about accepting misgivings in the piano-flecked “Dance in the Rain”. He trades feelings for flexing on the darker, rap-heavy second half—“Sade” and “6 Figures” are gritty odes to the young Kiwi’s Mercedes whip and bank account.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
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