50 Goliath’s musical journey has taken him to “Journey” — A powerful fourteen track project that excels in everything from passionate bangers to vibrant EDM gems. In other words, 50 Goliath stayed true to his moniker on this album, because he definitely did it mighty.
5. WANT YOU
“Want You” is obviously going to be a commercial hit. First and foremost, it is powered by this Caribbean/pop/R&B instrumental that literally forces listeners to shake whatever amount of booty they have attached to their body. Over this instrumental, featured guest Tom Bedlam blesses us with something that is melodic, deep and spellbinding. I guess when you are seeking to find a happy-place in your relationship like Tom is, you do tend to sound like a hypnotist when you are talking to your lover.
Trust me on this one, guys, this song is a major hit!
4. FOR MIA
I’m going to be a bit selfish here and pick “For MIA” as one of the top 5 songs on this album. it didn’t give off any explosive vibes, but its laid-back nature certainly caught my attention. Throughout listening to the track, I felt my muscles relaxing and stress drifting away. S**t, I’ll take ten more orders of this musical massage!
3. A LONELY INTRODUCTION
I thought “A Lonely Introduction” was an intriguing way to start this album. First and foremost, the song is powered by this emotional instrumental that gives off both numbing and gloomy vibes. Over this instrumental, a lovely lady that I’m convinced is a voice in my head, sings about not wanting to be lonely through this calm/soothing/serene vocal performance. Overall, I thought this song was pretty hypnotizing, and you know how I feel about songs that hypnotize me… I love that s**t!
2. I NEVER TOLD YOU HOW I FEEL
“I Never Told You How I Feel” is one of the most powerful songs on this album. On it, featured guest Jordan Noran gets a chance to finally remove herself from this shell she has seemed to be in for quite some time, which is pretty unique, cause deep down, she is a hella intriguing individual.
With the topic of this song revolving around letting loose, 50 Goliath hooks Noran with the perfect instrumental to get lost in. Not only does he make his production have several different faces/phases to it, but he also implements moments of pure erratic vibes that perfectly describes Noran’s thoughts. It must feel dope to have a beat serve as your wing man!
1. STUCK BY YOU
All I need in my life is a cold beer, great food and a song with feel-good vibes to cheer me up (Of course I need much more s**t then that in my life, but you get my gist, right?)! “Stuck On You” provides one of those three things for me, which I am extremely appreciative of.
“Stuck On You” is four minutes full of simplistic, yet melodic vocals, a colorful instrumental and organized mayhem. I love the rhythm attached to it, as it does everything in its power to get you off of your feet and sweat a little. If you are not a big sweater, go to the bathroom, pour some water on your face and comeback to the dance-floor fitting in with everyone else.
If you played this song at a pool party, I’m pretty sure the crowd would go wild.
SONG BY SONG BREAKDOWN
1. A LONELY INTRODUCTION (4/5)
2. STUCK ON YOU (4.5/5)
3. I MISS YOU (3.5/5)
4. I NEVER TOLD YOU HOW (4/5)
5. PIRATES AND PRINCESSES (4/5)
6. VOICES (INTERLUDE) (4/5)
7. PULLED APART (3.5/5)
8. GAMES (3.5/5)
9. FOR MIA (4.5/5)
10. WANT YOU (4.5/5)
11. A LONG 3 YEARS (3.5/5)
12. SILVER LINING (4/5)
13. BLINKY (4/5)
14. SWEETHEART (4.5/5)
50 Goliath is a super producer that does a great job of making music that touches the souls of listeners. In “Journey,” every track he delivers has this impassioned sound attached to it that jerks your emotions in every direction you can think of.
I am a major fan of the songs that gave me summery vibes on this album. As a former partier 🙄, I’ve always appreciated music that was high in energy, oozed out positivity and featured a splash of electronic mayhem. Plenty of songs on this album give off those sounds, which is why I have officially began dusting up my kegs and massaging the fist I do the most pumping with.
I can’t say enough about the vocal performances by the featured guests on this album. Singers like Tom Bedlam, Adam Nyan, Jordan Noran and Andrea Ashdown put up phenomenal performances, matching the vibes of each instrumental they were served with masterfully and showing a level of openness that was relatable, intoxicating, and at times, even intense. Taking for granted what they were able to bring to this album would be a huge mistake!
I don’t know 50 Goliath personally, but I can tell he is a guy that takes his craft very seriously. What I heard on “Journey” was well-orchestrated music that was capable of making you feel joyful, tamed and ready to party! In all my years as a music listener, I am not sure I’ve heard that combination before.