K.T.S.E : The Irony

Teyana Taylor’s second studio album was released June 22 and it was one of the quietest to come from the G.O.O.D Music label this year. There was plenty of buzz for Pusha T, Kid Cudi, Nas and even Kayne West despite his recent antics in the media. But when it came to Teyana’s album the buzz was zapped from all social media.

K.T.S.E or Keep the Same Energy, in my opinion is actually one of the better releases from the G.O.O.D Music crew. Production was good. Vocals were dope. There was a good flow and nice transitions. Collectively, the 8 tracks felt personal, relatable and sensual. It gave a sense of what Taylor’s abilities are as an artist. The album has good car play which for me is very important!

This review comes several weeks later because Taylor hinted that there was to be more added to the album. She felt that it was incomplete and so she eluded to the idea of other songs being added. So I waited. Well, word is, due to Ye’s extra-ness and use of samples there were several songs that could not be cleared. I think it’s safe to say that there won’t be more to add to the K.T.S.E album.

With the risk of sounding corny, although I’m not alone in feeling as though the album was good (it charted at No. 2 as Top R&B album) it really seems that most music listeners are indeed keeping the same energy. Four years ago, even with a semi successful single, “Maybe”, Taylor’s album VII barely received any recognition.

Taylor is trying to stay on top of things this time tweeting that she and Ty Dolla $ign will be releasing a collaborative album together. It seems that people are sleeping on her but maybe if she keeps pushing more music she’ll get more reception from music listeners. Guess we’ll have to wait and see!

 

I’d recommend checking out the album for yourself! K.T.S.E is available on most streaming platforms.

K.T.S.E album cover

 

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