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Last week, R&B’s newest golden boy, Giveon, brought new product to the public in the form of his When it’s all said and done…Take a moment album.The project incorporates his debut when all is said and done and Take it easy EP, the latter of which earned the singer a nomination for Best R&B Album at the 2021 Grammy Awards.
Giveon first rose to fame after starring in Drake’s 2020 “Chicago Freestyle” track. The Cut eventually peaked at No. 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Since then, Giveon has been on an unwavering ascent, and with his latest album, he pays homage to his journey thus far by revisiting the past.
What’s special about this release is that it’s no coincidence that it was released a year after Giveon Take it easy Arrived for the first time. Working so hard as an entertainer, this is a well-deserved gift in such a fruitful year. Across 13 tracks, Giveon walks us down the path he took to get this far, giving us a fresh take on an already classic track.
This is not a foreign concept. Likewise, Lucky Daye accomplished the same feat by splitting his debut album into three parts, giving fans a smaller EP before merging them into a larger production. It’s been an effective strategy for Giveon, as audiences have gotten to know him through the pandemic, consuming his catalog in savory form, leaving room for us to learn about the Long Beach native through his heart-wrenching story , each new cut brings growth.
You will find the biggest difference in Giveon Take your time when it’s all said and done, respectively, are evidence of a mature voice. While his distinctly rich baritone still has ongoing appeal, it’s the way he tells a story that really comes to life in later projects. By connecting the two projects, he took a big step toward piecing together that growth, before wrapping up his effort with a new track with “All To Me.”
Giveon is another sound that gives R&B lovers even more reasons to enjoy the genre’s recent direction, bringing us all relevant tracks with great replay value. In short, it’s the kind of music your kids might have to listen to while cleaning the house on a Saturday morning.
Already solidified in terms of longevity, Giveon still has some way to go, and we’re getting better at it.