BRB with my in-depth thoughts but just wanted to share some initial thoughts on my first listen.
Mr Morale & The Big Steppers was not only long-awaited, but needed. I've laughed, I've cried, danced and felt comforted all in the space of a typical work shift. I love that it's nothing that I expected but everything I needed. Not to mention, I'm increasingly getting bored and frustrated with the current state of music. And in true fashion, the album was giving story time, it was giving harsh truths, it was giving facts, it was even giving tea but above all - it gave those of us who have struggled to articulate what we've wanted to say especially within these last two years where our world has literally been turned upside down, a voice. With all the conciseness and vulnerability we could only hope to capture.
Favourite tracks: United in Grief, Father Time, Rich Spirit, We Cry Together, Count Me Out, Savior Interlude, Savior, Auntie Diaries & Mother I Sober