On March 28th, Vincent Blue released his first EP titled Graffiti. It has five songs, including the title track “LTNS”, which features Verbal Jint.
I showcased the title track from this EP as my song for last week. Hence I will not be reacting to the music video since I have already seen it. Here is a link to that post 👉🏼 Vincent Blue feat. Verbal Jint – LTNS: Song Of The Week. You all can watch the music video there and also read a short profile for Vincent Blue.
(Please note – this is a real-time review, meaning I am typing down my exact thoughts while listening to each song.)
I love this album cover. I’ve noticed that most of the visual covers for his songs incorporate Vincent Van Gogh’s painting – Starry Night. Apparently, his mom is an artist, and she illustrated most of these covers.
I had to touch on that because I found it fascinating. Now let’s get into the EP.
- Dream – Okay, I hear some distorted radio signals, and there was a similar sound in the title track. It seems to be an ongoing theme. I love how Vincent came in, humming the melody. His vocal tone is soothing. Whenever I listen to his songs, I feel the need to close my eyes and lay back. This song started out quite mellow, but it went up a bit once a guitar was introduced into the instrumental. I am being serenaded. This track feels like a trance-like experience. No wonder it was named dream. The piano playing on this is beautiful. Things just got groovy, they introduced drums this time. Every element is coming together perfectly, such a good production. The instrumentalization is brilliant, but Vincent’s voice makes it ten times better. That distorted sound is back again. “Dream” is a smooth introduction to the remaining songs. I LOVE IT.
- J – I love the start for this song, it’s catchy. I don’t even know what is about to come, but I am already bobbing my head. It kind of gives me a nostalgic feeling for some reason. The melody is beautiful. I know why it gives me nostalgia. It sounds like some songs that my dad used to play in his car when I was younger. This track is entirely in English, and it looks like we are going to get a Korean version at the end. Yet again, Vincent is giving me that peaceful vibe. His voice is smooth. He makes the vocal runs, and high notes look too easy. The instrumental for this song is so good. I love how Vincent pauses and then goes very slow before going back to the regular rhythm of the song. Nice technique. My favourite part is “from me…. from me, from me, yeah.”
- LTNS (feat. Verbal Jint) – The funky breathing sounds he makes at the beginning of this track are intriguing. This song truly samples the standard Vincent Blue sound that you should expect from most of his songs. The guitar on this is fantastic. In fact, the entire production is superb. “LTNS” has elements of jazz, R&B and Cuban music. This is a perfect slow dance song. I love how he sings “ooooh… let me love you… let me hold you…. lonely, lonely…” Verbal Jint also came in very nicely and gave his little verse. What I love about Vincent Blue is that unlike other singers, he doesn’t emphasize too much strength when hitting high notes. He simply plays around with the note in a very floaty manner. I am enjoying myself. The last-minute of this song goes hard with the Latin influence.
- Came from you – This is another slow one. Is this also entire in English? The lyrics are beautiful, and I love that the instrumental isn’t too complicated. That way, more attention is placed on Vincent’s voice. HIS VOICE… THAT’S ALL💓💓💓. This is a much simpler song, so I am just going to sit back and enjoy it. He makes me want to sing along with him. His falsetto ending notes in this are pure eargasm. “Came from you” shows that you don’t need to do too much to make a good song. I LOVE IT.
- J (Korean Version) – Okay, the final song on the album, which is a Korean remake of the original. I genuinely love this version as well, it doesn’t sound awkward or out of place. I would have loved it if he added a sixth song, but I don’t mind since this is an excellent EP. I am just noticing now that this song has some country elements. Nice.
Here is a preview for those who have not listened to this EP yet –
Graffiti is a very soothing EP. I genuinely enjoyed every moment. All five songs are incredible, and Vincent Blue’s voice is out of this world beautiful. I have already added the entire EP to my personal playlist. LOL, my playlist is so long now because of all the reviews I do.
My rating for Vincent’s first EP is 10/10. I will be looking forward to more releases from him.