Beautiful singing, great, thoughtful lyricism that hints at her background in spoken word, lush backing tracks. So many good songs in here. Love and positivity in the face of great struggle is a recurring theme in this album. Ivy Sole makes me really happy. "All Mine", "The Vow", "The Glow", and "Dream Girl" are the other standout tracks for me.
Can you put together 3 hours of lo-fi tracks from 111 producers around the world, and have a solid, tight, and super chill product? All for a worthy cause? IOR says yes. Not every track is solid gold, but kick back and listen to these short tracks fade and spool into each other for low-key comfort.
In a tongue-in-cheek reversal of the historical appropriation of black music by white artists, Anderson Paak takes classic songs and turns them into soul/R&B gold. He has seriously blown up in the last few years, and his new work isn't on Bandcamp.