Album review: Toya Delazy - 'Due Drop'
Toya Delazy is one of those people that makes you curious the first time you here her music. It's catchy and has a vibe all its own, so I'm pleased the whole album represents all of that and delivers.
I love Delazy's wide appeal. Truthfully, upon first hearing her music, I had no idea if she was black or white, South African of not. But it matters not! She has produced a great first album, definitely worth my money.
I have my favourites on Due Drop, but I had fun listening from the intro all through to the last song.
The intro is a fun way to start the album and featuring The Soil was a good call as they feel like they belong in the fold with Delazy.
Are you gonna stay is a mid tempo song, slightly heavy on the bass for my liking, but it's a young and a sweet song.
Heart is one of my favourites, it makes me wish I was a dancer. Hey, I can at least pretend to be one in the privacy (or not) of my car.
Love is in the air makes for great transition from Heart, but it has its own sass. I love the fun and spunky parts of this song, very sing-along and fun.
I think Yeah hell yeah was the first song of Delazy's I heard on the radio, which 'had me at hello!' This is one of those songs one would wonder if you're living under the rock if you don't know.
Memoriam is my absolute favourite song on this album. It takes me back. Where to? I have no idea, but something deep and almost haunting in it's familiarity resonates with me on a deep level. Who knew I'd find that in this album?
Pump it on is probably Delazy's most known songs, and deservedly so. It's a displays of what I imagine to be Delazy's fun side. It's a fun song and makes one wanna live loud and proud!
Love takes time is not my favourite, but I can see it having it's own audience. It's a sweet song, and the lyrics are well written, with music to my untrained ear.
I can do without It's all good. It does however, fit in with the rest of the album, but may be a little more edge than I like.
Jai lover is a breath of fresh air, also one of those that make me wanna shake something without being too much of a dance tune. The use of Zulu was a pleasant surprise.
I almost wish the album had ended here, especially because Say it out feels a little bit like I'd heard it earlier in the album. It's not a bad song, but doesn't do anything for me, or this album.