Denver-based artist Connor Terrones impresses with his debut album, The People We Love. Previously featured album cut “Drown” stood out with its brisk electro-pop hooks and clever production, and the release continues that impression with a hook-filled sound touting memorable stylistic infusions.
The People We Love captures Terrones’ love for music through the years; he was inspired particularly growing up by ’70s rock, funk, jazz, hip-hop, and soul. These tracks tout an eclectic charm befitting of such. A shining example is “What Can I Do,” a wonderfully eclectic success that traverses from mellow soul into pop-friendly outpouring and then suave hip-hop.
Terrones shows an ability throughout the album to cohesively mesh bright pop charm with emotive intimacy. “Time” appeals with its lush synth-pop sound, gearing effortlessly into a “there’s no time,” hook that exudes a melancholic yearning amidst twinkling keys and ample atmosphere. The closing ode to Bill Withers’ classic starts with smoky smoothness, evolving into a superb hip-hop fervency, further enjoyably representative of the release’s diverse successes.
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“I Don’t Come Around” and others featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of October 2022’ Spotify playlist.