For some reason I wasn't huge on this record when it first dropped. I was still intoxicated off Negro Swan and its excellence, in my opinion his best. This was too simple and laid back for me; the nonchalance didn't mix well with what I had grown to appreciate from Blood Orange, then across his previous two albums.
But over time, it's dawned on me that this is the perfect spring mixtape companion to Negro Swan, and it's loaded with killer performances like Benzo, Dark & Handsome, Gold Teeth (shoutout Three6, what a wonderful collab), and Dev once again bringing out the best in Tinashe on her two appearances. As always, really, he summons angelic vocals in what's become a signature of his delicate nature in collaborating with women. It's very Prince-like, but for our time. There really isn't a dull moment on this mixtape and although it's not quite as tight as its predecessor, it's really just a nice, relaxing listen that to me has aged well a year removed from its coming.