Not his best work
By The Beatles 1234
Believe me, I am a huge Ezra fan for a long time but this album was very disappointing for me, a lot of the songs are really cheesy and follow the pop trend. I thought him traveling to Tamara’s place was going to give him inspiration to create something deep, beautiful, uplifting, and overall full of feeling but what we got was this. When he first released “don’t matter now” I was a little concerned because it was a really basic song but I didn’t mind this since summer was arriving at the time this song was released. “Paradise” was released after that and I really liked the song, not as much as his other songs he released before but still good with not bad lyrics and a nice combination with his voice and instruments. I don’t remember what song came after that but when they released “saviour” I was convinced that this could be a really good album, it had that powerful voice of his with a serious tone in the song that made you feel “I can do it”, it’s a really good song and if there is a song I compare it to in wanted on voyage it would be “did you hear the rain” and “spectacular rival” it just sounded awesome overall. But then this is where everything goes downhill; none of the other songs when the album was fully released stood out, they all sounded bland, uninspired, and repetitive overall. I would say the worst song in this album would be “shotgun”, this is the perfect example of the run in the mill pop song that every artist releases. The song “only a human” is pretty ok but gets ruined by his unnecessary profane use of the “f” word, the song would have a more complete and deeper meaning without this word. His song “pretty shining people” is uplifting with solid vocals but repetitive lyrics, it’s an ok song. Other than that the rest of his songs are forgettable. I’m glad he is doing different things but I hope he learns that this “pop sound” Is not the way to go and should try different things that can work for him. Overall it’s an ok album with very few good songs. If there is one piece of advice I could give him it would be to create songs without repetitive lyrics and to write songs with a more long lasting impact than what you wrote for “shotgun”; how you want to make it sound would be up to you just stay away from the pop trends because those things will never last for a lifetime. Most of his songs in wanted in voyage will be remembered throughout the years to come as beautiful pieces of art, this however will not.