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Hello music lovers! Do y’all like a good duet? You do? Well Lucky Daye’s album, Table For Two is something you might be interested in taking a listen to. I know this album came out back in February but it’s never too late to get put on to music. If you’ve already listened to the album, you can still stay and see if you agree or disagree with what I think about it. Before I break it down song by song, I’ll tell you about the album all together as one piece of work. If you don’t already know, the album was titled Table For Two because it’s an album of duets. All of the songs have to deal with romance or lack thereof, which is pretty much the expected topic for R&B songs. I appreciated how a majority of the songs had a conversation-like back exchange between the verses, so it was really like they could have been at a table talking (I love when artists have a well executed concept; it happens way less than it should). All together, the album was cohesive. There was no song that sounded out of place, and the outros Lucky Daye did at the end of the songs definitely aided in the transition between songs. The artists that were on the duets with him matched his sound and vocal energy very well, and for the most part (I only say this because I wish some of the songs were longer) left nothing to be desired. I really liked the concept. I mean who doesn’t like a good duet? I know I do! Now it’s time for a song by song breakdown.

 

Ego Trip (Intro)

The intro is not a song, but it definitely sets the tone for the rest of the work (as an intro should). When I heard it, I imagined being welcomed into an exclusive sectioned off part of a restaurant and for some reason by a robot. Although the robotic/digitized voice was unexpected, I wasn’t mad at it.

How Much Can a Heart Take ft. Yebba

My first thought was “whose beautiful voice is this?” (I’ll definitely be checking out Yebba’s music and I think you should, too.) Based on what I’ve gathered, the song is about inconsistency or two partners being dissatisfied in a relationship and how it’s hard to hang on to a relationship that’s in bad shape. I like how the verses represent the feeling from both sides of the relationship. I also like the chorus; it’s something that a lot of people can relate to. I could definitely imagine scream singing the chorus in the car.

On Read ft. Tiana Major9

I appreciated the transition of the texting sounds that went from the end of the last song to the beginning of this one. Again, I like the both sides of the situation being represented by the verses. This song is about one sided energy. One person is still trying for a connection while the other has no interest. This song can be for the people who are tired of dealing with mess or the people that are struggling with unrequited energy. I will say that I wouldn’t mind if the song was a little longer, but it was still great.

My Window ft. Mahalia

This is a song that I would play when I just want to relax and vibe just because of the beat. I know I’ve said this twice already but I’m goin to say it again. I love that the verses are like telling both sides. I appreciate this so much because a lot of times when artists do duets they’re just singing different parts on the same song (which there is nothing wrong with, if it’s cohesive) rather than there really being a connection or conversation like exchange. This song is about a relationship that is on it’s last straw and neither side really wants it to end, but one side thinks it probably should. I liked the rain sound in the background. I think the song was all around satisfying.

Access Denied ft. Ari Lennox

I really like Ari and Lucky’s voices together. This song will make you want to do a little two step wherever you’re at. It has a really nice beat to it. This song sounds like it’s about being a little apprehensive when it comes to love but wanting that love. One powerful line from it is “scenarios keep you behind” because it is so real. A lot of people will miss out on relationships and connections because they’re so consumed in the what ifs and are too afraid to put themselves out there. I could see this song being played for couples to go on the dance floor to dance to. The only thing I wish for this song is that Ari could have sung a little more.

Dream ft. Queen Naija

I am no stranger to this song. I probably had this song on replay for an entire day when it first came out last year. This song is about being so in love and hoping that it’s really real on both sides and lasting and just hoping that the feeling lasts forever. It is full of vulnerability; all of the feelings are just put out there on the table, which is something a lot of people try to avoid especially when they don’t know exactly how the other person feels. This is a very positive song and everything from the beat to the lyrics just kind of makes your heart flutter.

Falling in Love ft. Joyce Wrice

The transition between this song and the last one kind of amuses me. That transition basically said, “okay my head is slightly out of the clouds now, don’t break my heart.”  This song is about making sure the other person is all in like you are. It’s like that stage where your anxiety starts to kick in and you’re hoping that you didn’t make the wrong decision. People who have been hurt before would be able to relate to this song and the weariness that comes with getting into another relationship.

If you have not gotten a chance to listen to Lucky Daye’s album, Table For Two, I suggest that you go do that. If you are not familiar with Lucky Daye’s past work, I suggest you check that out, too. And, I don’t know about you but I will definitely be checking out the artists that I heard on this album that I’m not familiar with. This album is great and really deserves a lot of attention. I hope you all enjoy listening to it as much as I did!

Kierstyn Chambers is a first year English Education Major, from Birmingham, Alabama. She enjoys helping people and making the people around her happy. She plans to become a teacher and try to help low income school systems. She also loves hot wings(mostly flats with lemon pepper sprinkles, lol) and movies.
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