Daniel Caesar: The Freudian Review

Quick hit: In this “Sunday Kind of Love” album, Toronto R&B singer Daniel Caesar blesses us with a collection of euphonious melodies, harmonies, and lyrics all about the wonders of being in love. Play this whenever you’re in your feelings, want to get in your feelings, or just want a really pretty piece of music playing in the background.

Cop, Drop, or Stream:  COP IT.

Our 4 Favorites:

  1. Best Part (feat H.E.R)
  2. Neu Roses (Transgressor’s Song)
  3. Blessed
  4. Take Me Away (feat. Syd)

Disclaimer: We take 3 days minimum listening to a project to allow it to fully digest. We aim to give you insightful and useful information, so we refrain from rushing.

Daniel Caesar Freudian
via Apple Music

Daniel Caesar – Freudian: The Review

Daniel Caesar, Toronto based Singer/Songwriter has blessed us with his breakout album Freudian. Coming in at 10 tracks and overall 44 min, the album is an intimate collection of Caesar’s experiences and complications of love and life. The 22-year-old first broke onto the scene in 2014 with Praise Break EP and again in 2015 with Pilgrim Paradise.

Freudian opens with lead single, “Get You,” a track that, according to Daniel, came from a self-reflective moment. In an interview with Genius, he states, “It was like in a religious song, where it’s pleading and thanking God for whatever he’s done for you,” he said. “It’s that same sort of thing, just being thankful.”

Daniel Caesar and his Ladies

Unlike his past projects where Daniel has usually worked solo, Freudian contains some R&B standouts via guest features.  Names like H.E.R., Syd, Kali Uchis, and Charlotte Day Wilson all grace through and add their own nuances to an already beautiful sounding piece of work. The ladies seem to provide a balance and a subject to Daniel’s flattery. They’re the intangible lover he sings about.

Most noteworthy is the CaDaRo Tribe, the go-to choir throughout Freudian. The trio lends their voices and deep harmonies to six tracks, including “Hold Me Down”, “We Find Love”, and my favorite, “Neu Roses (Transgressor’s Song).  “Neu Roses” has a very old school du-wop feel that reminds me a lot of the Across The Universe version of the Beatles’ Because.

Freudian: The Tour

Following the release, Caesar announced an accompanying North American tour featuring another R&B lady, Snoh Aalegra. The tour that runs September-December stops in cities such as Atlanta, LA, and NYC. You can check to see if your city is sold out by visiting his official website.

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