The emotional sound and soul of old school R&B has been deeply missed, but Painted by Lucky Daye is here to revive that nostalgia. The southern-native intertwines Louisiana jazz with modern R&B beats and created a 13 track masterpiece.
Violins, bass, and piano open the first song on the album, Roll Some Mo. It takes you into a daze of being lost in love with the one you love. Lucky Daye’s powerful and soothing voice will make close your eyes and imagine a world with serenity and solitude. He paints a picture of assurance and elevation before leading off into a harmonious instrumental of violins, trumpets, soft vocals, and a dreamy bass.
Painted takes the listener on a journey of love, loss, and lust. With influential sounds of Usher and Ginuwine, Lucky Daye doesn’t fail to pay homage to some of R&B’s classic conventional sound. If you love melodious and falsetto vocals, Painted is the album for you.
I recommend watching his NPR Tiny Desk set and these tracks: 1, 4, 8, 9, 13.