Charles Laney: Midnight & Lion (Album review)
The 16-track project “Midnight & Lion” gives a perfectly sized glimpse into the world of Charles Laney, with it’s rarely heard futuristic style and upbeat (yet refreshingly gritty at times) vocal performances. The overall production on this project is very hype-like and experimental, such as the very first track titled “Bring The Heat” which instantly shows off the high energy sound that is greatly displayed throughout the album.
One of the tracks that I really took intrigue with, is the song titled “Beautiful by Design” which I can totally see being a club anthem due to its super relatable lyrics on the party life, and the production on the song will automatically make the listener want to jump up and down. I really appreciate the creativity and originality Charles Laney brings to this album, especially because of the “copy and paste” sound that Hip-Hop/Rap is currently going through with not too many artists being able to find their own style.
“Midnight & Lion” would be a great opportunity to market in both the Hip-Hop/Rap and Alternative audiences, as it would be hard to classify this project into being just one genre, which is a great thing due to the vast wave of listeners that will potentially come from this. Overall, none of the 16 tracks on this album sound anything alike which is pretty amazing and shows the level of creativity that Charles Laney brings to the table. I definitely enjoyed listening to each track on this project, and I would highly recommend this to any music listeners looking for a sound and style that’s currently going under the radar!