Track By Track Review:
The Right Time ft Dark Blue– The Right Time is a good follow-up to the moodiness of Dark. This track has summer radio hit written all over it. It is smooth, casual and meant to be fun. Nothing more and nothing less than a good time for your ears through light, synthetic R&B rhythms.
Prove ft Lexx Black: feels like a lost demo from Kanye West Feat Jamie Foxx. The song is clearly aimed at pouring hennesy, bumping the stereo, and trying to smooth talk the ladies around. It is blatant in its aim, and brazen in its soft, sensual electronic vibes. Moreover, Lexx Black proves to be a good ying to Pastel’s yang. While Pastel holds a rasp in vocal raps, Black sings with a coolness that goes down like the sweetest ice cream.
Deaf Ears ft Edilberto Carminatty– If Prove was about seducing a woman, by Deaf Ears, she is seduced. The bassline is made for the dance floor where couples will feel open and willing to show their love for each other through their moves. The song definitely boosts Passion’s theme of both igniting it in listeners and having it exude from its artists. Moreover, Deaf Ears is a good follow-up track to Prove, and shows that Pastel has a planned presentation,
Afterlife feat Dark Blue- was definitely the loudest, most in your face of the EP and Pastel’s own style. It stands out for its sonic and style difference compared to the rest of the EP, which may make people love it and others not so much. Personally, Pastel shines more as hardened lyrical master when the beats flow fluidly like a sonic river.
Comatose- shares a similar vibe and sound to Afterlife. but manages to feel smoother in inducing chaos. It is a Hip Hop head banger meant to make you “ball out”. It is all about feeling alive today by acting like there is not tomorrow. It was a surprising, strong force to end the EP on.
All in all, Passion is a solid EP and is one step further into Pastel’s rising, brimming career. He has talent for sure, but he also has a good presentation. With his knowledge and heart, it is unavoidable to not feed into his Passion. Check out his official website Here.