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Album review: Slowz - Digital Love

Slowz Releases Debut Album 'Digital Love' via Purple Glowz: A Journey Through Moody Poptronica

Slowz, the French multi-hyphenate artist, has finally unveiled his debut album, 'Digital Love,' marking a significant milestone in his career. Released through his own imprint, Purple Glowz, in collaboration with Peace Bisquit, this 13-track LP is a testament to Slowz's evolution as a producer and songwriter since his inception in 2013.

With a distinguished brand of future soul and moody poptronica, Slowz has amassed a global following through a series of successful singles, remixes, and EPs over the past decade. 'Digital Love' is a culmination of his artistic journey, featuring a diverse array of international collaborators such as J.O.Y, Senpu, Belle Humble, and Angus Field, each adding their unique flair to the album.

The album effortlessly traverses various musical landscapes, drawing influences from R&B, funk, pop, and electronica, all woven together with Slowz's distinctive production style. Tracks like "One Night," featuring Angus Field, showcase Slowz's talent for crafting infectious electro-pop melodies, while "Your Option," a collaboration with J.O.Y, delves into energetic synth-wave territories with captivating hooks and lyrical depth.

One of the standout tracks, "Lay My Head," sees Slowz teaming up with U.K. singer-songwriter Belle Humble for an '80s-inspired electro-pop anthem filled with themes of perseverance and liberation. Throughout the album, Slowz masterfully reimagines '80s-inspired riffs, as evidenced by tracks like "Nostalgia," which boasts mesmerizing synth arrangements and irresistible grooves.

Reflecting on the inspiration behind 'Digital Love,' Slowz shares his desire to create a soundtrack reminiscent of '80s teen movies, drawing inspiration from the vibrant colors and art direction of TV dramas like Élite. The result is an album that not only encapsulates the essence of '80s nostalgia but also serves as a sonic journey through love, relationships, and self-discovery.

In a statement about the album, Slowz expresses his hope that 'Digital Love' will be a soundtrack for various moments in listeners' lives, from joyous celebrations to moments of introspection. With this debut release, Slowz solidifies his position as a visionary producer and songwriter, offering a refreshing perspective on contemporary electronic music.

Throughout his illustrious career, Slowz has worked with a diverse range of artists, including Sia, Laura Mvula, and Lizzo, showcasing his versatility and artistry. 'Digital Love' represents a new chapter in Slowz's musical journey, signaling his ascent into the upper echelons of dance music.

Overall, 'Digital Love' is a compelling debut from Slowz, filled with infectious beats, evocative melodies, and poignant lyricism. It's a testament to Slowz's growth as an artist and a promising glimpse into the future of electronic music. As listeners embark on this sonic adventure, they'll find themselves immersed in a world of digital romance and sonic bliss.

out March 23, 2024, on Purple Glowz

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