Album Reviews

Princess Nokia – A Girl Cried Red (Mixtape Review)

 “A Girl Cried Red” is an eight-track mixtape that is full of high-quality alternative music!


TOP 5

 

5. FOR THE NIGHT

On ‘For the Night’, Princess Nokia abandons her broken heart and tries to find comfort in money, fun, and getting high.

Princess Nokia also talks about developing a level of confidence in herself that makes her sound really strong emotionally in “For The Night.” Unfortunately, you can tell that she’s still a hurt girl inside (Deep, right?).

 

 

4. INTERLUDE

“Interlude” encompasses one of the best features of this mixtape — great instrumentation.

Without words, Princess Nokia succeeds in conveying the emotional message she’s been singing about throughout A Girl Cried Red.

 

 

3. LITTLE ANGEL

Princess Nokia dedicates “Little Angel” to a boy who she describes as a “golden boy” and an ”angel.” She reminisces about his time alive in a way that any listener would miss this boy without even knowing him.

“Little Angel” will have listeners tearing up.

 

 

2. AT THE TOP

Princess Nokia replaces her coat of loneliness with a classy and expensive one in “At The Top.”

I love how Princess Nokia addresses her haters and flaunts her achievements with an outstanding rhythm throughout “At The Top.”

 

 

1. FLOWERS & ROPES

On “Flowers & Ropes,” Nokia’s voice is unique and her harmony adds a certain spice to the track.

The instrumentation on “Flowers & Ropes” is seasoned with different flavors of string sounds and percussion instruments that are latent, yet they bring the best out of the song. Content-wise, Nokia sings about being in a relationship with a beautiful female who turned out to be “just like the rest”. Don’t you just hate that?


SONG BY SONG BREAKDOWN

1. FLOWERS & ROPES (5/5)

2. YOUR EYES ARE BLEEDING (4/5)

3. FOR THE NIGHT (4/5)

4. LOOK UP KID (4/5)

5. INTERLUDE (5/5)

6. MORPHINE (3/5)

7. AT THE TOP (4/5)

8. LITTLE ANGEL (4/5)


OVERALL RATING

(B)

 

On A Girl Cried Red, Princess Nokia blesses us with emo-rap anthems about loneliness against a backdrop of melodramatic guitars and club-focused beats.

“Smash my heart in pieces, It looks so good on the floor” is what you will hear in the intro of three songs. Those lines encompass Princess Nokia’s mood on A Girl Cried Red: A broken-hearted lonely girl who struggles to get out of the cage of depression while finding comfort in a lot of money and a fake smile. The instrumentation on the mixtape is excellent and Nokia’s lyrics are deep and laced with strong metaphors. All in all, A Girl Cried Red is equivalent to a short story that is intriguing, engaging, and addictive.

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