Have to log back into my account so I can praise Mariallah on her new album. I have listened to this nonstop since release and this is definitely in her top 3 for me, up there with Daydream and Butterfly. I LOVE that her vocals are not as showy/processed as Elusive. Godriah sounds so confident and assured here and album as a whole sounds like something she WANTS to make, not for the charts. Suddenly gaga is her. I am also so glad it is just 10 track long and it's perfect for my commute to work, from work, gym sesh, baby making sesh and things of that nature.
GTFO - is that sassy #boybye bop. Apparently it's #3 in my Spotify 2018 charts. The whispery vocals work so well here and the 'take your tings and be on your merry way' bit is so catchy. love when she says 'mimi call you a valet!' a 5/5
With you - was underwhelmed at first but the melody on that chorus in undeniable. The vocals reminiscent of Always Be My Baby. That low register moment of whatever. a 5/5
Caution - issa bop!! those adlibs when she goes 'caution! caution! caushyennn!!! YASS MAMA. she's the queen of adlibs!! a 5/5
A No No - this song is just so cute. i think we all know someone who can't take no for an answer so next time imma tell that boy No in 10 different languagues. mimi is serving that ratchet rosetta stone realness. a 4.5/5
The Distance - it seems like a lot of people have this as their favorite. i like it ALOT but it is not my favorite. I think the verse is stronger than the chorus. a 4/5
Giving Me Life - one of my favorites. for a song that is over 6 mins long it doesn't feel like it. highlight for me when she adlibs over the guitar during the outro. giving me Kiss it Better vibes. a 5/5
One More Gen - this is that doing the nasty bop. 'if you think i'm on call for you you're right, baby i'm onto you', that's me telling all my 12 f buddies to make them feel special. one of my favorites and a constant repeat during my commute. a 5/5
8th Grade - ok. this is IT. this is the BEST SONG ON THE ALBUM. i don't know what it is about this song. on first listen i just thought it was cute but as i listen to it more and more it just gets better and i feel some type of way every time i listen to it. it's that melancholy moment of whatever. when she sings 'im not your world, im not your life.. tell me what that means to you' it just hits me. that feeling of unrequited love
then in that last chorus when so goes, 'and if it was meeeeeee that was BY YO SIIIII- IIIDEEEEE-EEEEE!!!! i was like whew, wig. a 6/5
Stay Long Love You - is cute. a 4/5
Portrait - not gonna lie I am not very much into her piano bop. so this is my least favorite. I am more of a dramatic Outside type of gal as the closing track so this is a 3.5/5 for me.
Overall I give this album 5/5 (yes the actual average don't equal to 5 but whatevs)