Kehlani’s pre-release of It was Good Until It Wasn’t gave us a teaser of what was to come, and now that it’s here, we have some opinions. Was it Good, until it wasn’t?
Kehlani’s signature sound shines through in this album—Kehlani’s stans will definitely be more than satisfied. The sound on this album is consistent to what we’ve already gotten from Kehlani, but it presents a more mature dynamic at the same time. Sounds like Water and Bad News give us the slower more romantic parts of R&B, while tending to the more explicit parts of romance as well. The songs on this album with features like Change Your Life (feat. Jhené Aiko) and (Hate the Club feat. Maseago) stay true to her own sound while catering to new sounds of the artists features flawlessly. Her album also features skits that give us a pause from the music like Real Hot Girl S*** and Belong to Streets Skit. The album portrays a diversity that doesn’t stray from the principles of the artist herself. For her second studio album, Kehlani has evolved and has done so while executing a perfect sound. This album earns a 10/10 on Intersect’s Rating Scale.
We’ve always been honest about the type of singer Kehlani is—she’s not a powerhouse, but she delivers. The vocals on this album are crisp and smooth through and through. The features have definitely complimented her singing throughout the album, and her voice to sound ratio is perfect. Her features are known to deliver vocally, and the fact that Kehlani was able to not only keep up but compliment earns her a 10/10 on the Intersect Rating Scale.
The Art Behind the Album
This album is inspired by real, mature, millennial romance. We all can understand the back and forth, the pettiness, and the love behind it all. She tells one love story while telling a million love stories. Her vision and inspiration behind the album aren’t simply stated, but easily understood and related to. The album cover showing her peaking over the fence visualizes a question we all have asked ourselves at one point: Is the grass greener on the other side? But she also has a hose in her hand symbolizing that the grass is only green where you water it. The album tells a musical story outlining the outcomes of watering a tumultuous love affair. The album captures the fun, the ups, and downs, the explicit and all the feels. The art behind this album definitely earns a 10/10 on the Intersect Rating scale.
My Top Tracks on This Album
Bad News, Can I (Feat. Tory Lanez), Can You Blame Me (feat. Lucky Daye)
Apple Music’s Top Tracks on the Album
Toxic, Can I (Feat. Tory Lanez), Change Your Life (Feat. Jhené Aiko), F&MU
Kehlani delivers us an album that requires no skips. Her artistry shines through and this album delivers the saving grace 2020 needed. The album earns a perfect score of 10/10. Check out the album below!