Passion by Para One
Passion’s upbeat electro-pop single ‘Lean on Me’, featuring is a good place to start looking at their new album, Passion.
The song bounces along cheerily to an electronic-driven backdrop, in a similar manner to much of SBTRKT’s output, yet its lyrics are often unrecognisable. It is a fun, but by no means gripping, effort from Para One.
The rest of the album continues in the same vein, with the majority of songs containing upbeat electronic backgrounds, and trippy, hip-hop-inspired lyrics over the top. ‘Wake Me Up’ stands out as a good example of what Para One strives to achieve in his music. The song’s electronics flow well and it is arguably one of the catchiest on the album, before it concludes in a messy electronic breakdown.
Passion is, at times, a highly interesting album, as a variety of styles collide. At other times, the songs can drag a little and it can appear tiresome. Its not a bad album to have on as background music, but certainly not one that will change your life.
By Alex Neely