Teezo Touchdown scores big in “How Do You Sleep At Night?”
Honorable Mention. UUHH
Greatness is displayed in “UUHH;” I just really hate the hook we get in the song. I would love to hear Teezo perform “UUHH” live. I truly feel like he puts up an electrifying, engaging vocal performance in the song.
5. The Original Was Better
Hey, I liked a few episodes of Glee! This song sounds like some Glee s**t, for sure.
Will folks in the bando f**k with this song? Not at all. Will players in NFL locker rooms f**k with this song? Not at all. In my humble opinion, to enjoy it, you need to appreciate Glee, kids that don’t eat their vegetables, significant build-ups, touching vibes, and coming-of-age lyrics. I will say this, though: I think everyone can like the song’s catchy hook and electric drop that comes with 1:10 left.
4. Daddy Mama Drama
This sounds like a song a homeless college student would sing on a sidewalk near a highway.
Tons of rebelliousness, a splash of vulnerability, and a splishy splash of R&B make “Daddy Mama Drama” go. While part of me wants to shed a tear hearing Teezo Touchdown talk about the disconnect between him and his parents, another part of me is slightly confused (Like, s**t goes off the rails towards the end). All in all, I think this is a multi-layered, multi-purposeful jam that needs to be understood from several different angles.
3. I Don’t Think U C Me
Don’t you hate it when one of the best songs on an album is also one of the shortest?
Teezo wastes a good chunk of this song sounding like a rascal, too. Once it fully gets started, though, it’s pure greatness. In “I Don’t Think U C Me,” Teezo channels his inner Brent Faiyaz to ask his lady “what she sees in him.” I’m guessing she said dollar signs and someone with a dangerous hairstyle. Anywho, this song’s potential is what makes it amazing.
2. You Thought (Ft. Janelle Monae)
If Aaliyah were into some emo s**t, she would’ve made a song like this.
One of the most remarkable transitions of all time takes place in “You Thought.” The song starts with a punk-inspired vibe, featuring rapid cadences and electrifying guitars. However, it swiftly transforms into an authentic, smooth R&B anthem that evokes Aaliyah and YNW Melly vibes. In the latter part of the song, Teezo’s silky-smooth vocals seamlessly blend with his lyrics about the fragility that often accompanies romantic relationships. As for Janelle Monae, she serves as Teezo’s emotional support, contributing her vocals at strategic moments in the track.
Does anyone else hear the “Let’s Get Married” melody in this song?
1. Sweet (Ft. Foushee)
Teezo Touchdown and Fousheé in “Sweet” = Kevin Durant and Candace Parker playing on the same team in a co-ed league.
“Sweet” is short but sweet (What fantastic writing by me). What I love about the song is how down-to-earth it sounds. In Teezo Touchdown’s verse, he talks about appreciating a chick who enjoys how simple of a human he is, while in Fousheé’s verse, she sounds like a chick who wants to have a forever honeymoon. The two artists’ vocals sound serene, refreshing, and pure. The production they do their work over feels sunny and highly infectious.
SONG BY SONG BREAKDOWN
1. OK (3/5)
2. You Thought (Ft. Janelle Monae) (5/5)
3. UUHH (4/5)
4. Sweet (Ft. Fousheé) (5/5)
5. Impossible (3.5/5)
6. Neighborhood (3.5/5)
7. Mood Swings (3/5)
8. Too Easy (Ft. Isaiah Rusk) (3.5/5)
9. Familiarity (3.5/5)
10. I Don’t Think U C Me (Ft. Isaiah Rusk) (4.5/5)
11. Daddy Mama Drama (4/5)
12. Nu Nay (4/5)
13. Stranger (3.5/5)
14. The Original Was Better (4/5)
So, I don’t know what the hell I just listened to…
Teezo Touchdown is an impressive singer known for his versatility across genres, and his lyrics remind me of someone who knows how to handle their ‘shrooms well. With that said, it’s clear what I enjoyed and didn’t enjoy about this album.
I particularly appreciated Teezo when he embraced his R&B, delivering melodies that artfully bridged the gap between old-school and contemporary sounds. For example, his artistry truly shines when he channels a blend of Brent Faiyaz, Rick James, and YNW Melly. I also found his relatable and down-to-earth lyrical moments endearing.
On the flip side, what didn’t resonate with me, surprisingly, were Teezo’s attempts to inject rock elements into his music forcefully. The fusion felt less organic than I would have preferred in these instances. Additionally, in tracks like “Impossible,” he seemed somewhat subdued and conventional.
Overall, I admire Teezo Touchdown’s artistic identity and potential. Considering this is his debut album, I eagerly anticipate his growth and evolution as an artist in the future.
Quincy is the creator of Ratings Game Music. He loves writing about music, taking long walks on beaches, and spaghetti that fights him back.