Album Review: Craig David ‘Following my Intuition’

Cast your mind back to August, where Craig David left us on the edge of our seats waiting desperately for his new album and big comeback. The wait is finally over! The star has finally released ‘Following My Intuition’. The latest album from the singer/rapper includes popular hits ‘When the Baseline Drops’ and ‘Ain’t Giving Up’. The album also includes collaborations with the likes of Big Narstie, Sigala and even Kaytranada!

‘Following my intuition’ is David’s first album in 6 years and the first since ‘Signed Sealed Delivered’ was released back in 2010 entering the UK Albums Charts at number 13. Although ‘Signed Sealed Delivered sold over 30,000 copies, the response was not what David had hoped for. The exacerbation began for the musician when comedian Leigh Francis began his hit comedy show ‘Bo’ Selecta!’ which more or less singled him out and his career took a swerve.

Whilst the album is heavily centred around the Garage/EDM genre, there are also instances where the star breaks away from his conventional style and opts for a style of ambience.

The first track on the new album is ‘Ain’t Giving Up’. Craig mixes his refreshing vocals with Sigala’supbeat piano chords which forms a track that is both unique and gets you in the party spirit. Distinctive in sound and hybrid’s genres of garage and tropical house, it’s presumably a love song surrounding emotions of distress but with a fast beat to get you in the mood to dance.

Also showcased on the album is David’s rapping talents with tongue twister lyrics on his track ‘16’ such as “spit a 16, a sick quick 16, I been doing this since I was 16”. This track was a sampler from Jack Jack Ü’s anthem ‘Where Are Ü Now’ which features Craig’s viral mashup ‘Fill me in’. Another favourite that really stands out amongst the album is ‘GOT IT GOOD’. This collaboration between Craig and Kaytranada, heavily relies on Craig’s distinctive voice and the backing of a drum beat. The song was released in May as part of Kaytranada’s debut album.

Whilst the album is heavily centred around the Garage/EDM genre, there are also instances where the star breaks away from his conventional style and opts for a style of ambience. ‘All we needed’ is a more relaxed track amongst the album reliant on the mellifluous voice of David and the instrumental sound of a piano beat. Some other more well-known tracks on the album include ‘When the Baseline Drops’, ‘One More Time’, ‘Nothing Like This’, ‘GOT IT GOOD’ and ‘All We Needed’.

This album is a perfect intermix of David’s traditional garage sound, R&B and club anthems. The Southampton beloved artist has formed an album that celebrates authentic British sound. Craig celebrates his comeback with tracks that boast about his prosperity as an artist and success that has led him to the peak of his career.

This album clearly shows off his variety of talent with tracks that are emotional and soulful to bass drops that’ll have you dancing all night long. Securing headlining positions across the UK and announcing his first UK tour in 15 years, it’s looking pretty hopeful for Craig…

Find the original article here: https://nervemedia.org.uk/nerve/album-review-craig-david-following-intuition/

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