5/5/20 // Love, Loss, and Auto-tune by Swamp Dogg (2018)
Ok so, I’m still trying to find a way for me to blog about every album I listen to while still enjoying writing. I’ve always loved writing, to the point where I chose Journalism as my degree, but I immediately started hating writing when I had to use it in school. One goal I’ve been trying to focus on for awhile is relearning how to love writing. So I’m sorry (to literally no one, because I have zero followers so far), if there is missing information or if your not getting what you want - but the only point of these album reviews are to challenge me to create art, learn about musicians, and listen to beautiful music. So here’s what I have to say about my most recent album:
I discovered the song Lonely (on this album) last night while watching the Hulu show High Fidelity (not a huge fan but I could watch Zoe Kravitz all day). Zoe’s character is a music nerd and owns her own record store in New York City (kind of the dream?). Anyways, she announces that she’s going to sell an x-amount of Swamp Dogg albums by playing the song Lonely - and she does! So I whipped out my phone and schazamed the fuck out of that song, only to discover the bizarre but perfectly strange album Love, Loss, and Auto-tune. I’d never heard of Swamp Dogg before, but apparently he is one of “R&B’s weirdest - and most radical - weirdos,” and if that doesn’t make you love an artists than I don’t know what will (Rolling Stones). After doing a little investigating, I came to discover Swamp Dogg’s history - starting out singing the funky blues in the 70′s, pushing musical, political, and sexual boundaries up until 2018, when he decided to see what all the auto-tune hype was about. And I must say, I think he made the right choice with this album. Its catchy, weird, techno-y, and dare I say… funny. I actually found myself laughing out lound to some of his songs (I got a kick out of Sex With Your Ex - its so relatable lol)! If you like hip hop, Kanye West, soul, and a little bit of weirdness than I think you’ll probably like this album! I recommend we all step outside our comfort zones for this one - my new fav!