A fun-filled body of work that is entirely worth the price.
3. Get On Up
This electrifying song bursts onto the scene with a contagious energy that sets the tone for a lively musical experience.
This song’s organic, jazzy instrumentation creates a vibrant atmosphere, driven by bombastic horns and hard-hitting drums that excite the tempo. The incredibly intoxicating and catchy chorus serves as the anthem for the song’s theme of pure enjoyment, with lyrics centered around having fun and embracing the party spirit. All in all, this track is a perfect blend of musical dynamism and a celebration of good times, making it a must-listen for anyone ready to dive into a world of energetic, feel-good vibes.
2. Love It
In this song, you witness the culmination of all the strengths that Honey Made possesses.
“Love It” boasts a vocal performance that captivates from start to finish. The chorus leaves a lasting impression with its highly infectious melodies and multi-layered setup, while the verses are instilled with this cunning, vintage sound that is hard to ignore. Impactful lyrics centered around living life to the fullest with someone who is totally worth it create an uplifting atmosphere. The song’s icing on the cake is the breakdown at the end.
A spicy track that channels an old-school sound and confrontational energy.
“Upstairs” takes a nostalgic trip back to the ’60s and ’70s with its old-school sound, delivering a refreshing and vibrant musical experience. The song’s chorus adds an element of unpredictability, keeping listeners engaged from start to finish. The bombastic and vivacious instrumental arrangement, coupled with soulful background vocals, creates a rich sonic tapestry that pays homage to the golden era of music.
What truly sets this track apart is the roaring energy of the lead singer, injecting a contagious enthusiasm into the performance. The aggressive lyrics add depth to the narrative, tackling the complexities of a relationship with a woman who plays games but ultimately engages in a passionate encounter. All in all, “Upstairs” captures the essence of a bygone musical era and injects it with a modern flair, making it a must-listen for those craving a dynamic and nostalgic sonic journey.
SONG BY SONG BREAKDOWN
1. Get On Up (4/5)
2. Vibin (4/5)
3. Upstairs (5/5)
4. Love It (5/5)
5. Ashy Pockets (My Mode) (4/5)
6. FYC (4/5)
7. DFA (4/5)
Charge it to the Band Fund has the remarkable ability to reignite your passion for music, especially if you had a strained relationship with it before. While Honey Made claims to pay homage to the gritty spirit of the 90s and 2000s southern Hip-Hop era, the album transcends these boundaries, incorporating vibes from the ’60s, ’70s, ’80s, and more. It defies categorization, seamlessly blending soul, R&B, hip-hop, and even Gospel elements (at least I heard gospel elements). This project literally takes the box you try to put it in and throws that muthaf**ka across the room.
Beyond its genre-blending and eclectic mix of musical eras, what truly sets Charge it to the Band Fund apart is its unwavering spirit from beginning to end. The album maintains an exhilarating pace, ensuring there’s never a dull moment. Honey Made achieves this through powerful vocal performances that resonate deeply with your heart and soul, infusing live elements that transport you to the front row of a nine-piece band’s concert, and, perhaps most importantly, lyrical content that encourages revelry, productive unruliness, and genuineness. Every aspect of the album exudes authenticity and freshness, a rare quality in the musical landscape, making Charge it to the Band Fund a standout and memorable experience.
Quincy is the creator of Ratings Game Music. He loves writing about music, taking long walks on beaches, and spaghetti that fights him back.