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Album Review:

Jeremy Biddle, better known as “Yung Bleu”, has proven that he is a promising young artist. He first started recording music at age 11 from his cell phone and using blank CDs to critique his voice. Through his hard work and dedication, Bleu finally got his big break in 2017 with a big hit during the Summer titled “Miss It” which detailed a break-up that the artist was going through. The climb has been monumental ever since.

Yung Bleu has now released his 5th studio album entitled ‘Moon Boy’. ‘Moon Boy’ was released on July 23st and has put Yung Bleu on his first headlining tour which will end in December of this year. The album consists of 15 songs and is 50 minutes long with a lot of features including Jeezy, Drake, Chris Brown, John Legend and H.E.R., to name a few. The album shows different elements of Bleu and just how his peers respect him.

The album starts off setting the mood with “Die Under the Moon” featuring John Legend which showcases Bleu’s poetic skills and nice melody incorporated with Legend’s silky, suave voice. It is one of the top 3 songs on the track list.

‘Moon Boy’ also features Kehlani on a track titled “Beautiful Lies”. Yung Bleu thought that their voices on a record would not disappoint the fans and he was right. The song flowed effortlessly throughout with hints of sensuousness and grace. Another song on the album that should garner the attention of the listener is “Way More Close” which features Big Sean. This record shows just how complete of an artist Bleu is by his tone and talented voice. It is consistently clear that every album has a dud or two on it and on this album it’s “Shoe Box” featuring Jeezy because of the roughness in the song. It’s hard to switch into that mood after listening to more softer tones throughout.

I do believe that this album is a good listen but hyped up astronomically. It has so many features which drowns out Bleu’s voice. It gets to the point where you don’t really know whose song it is. I don’t believe that this is Bleu’s best work and cannot wait to see what else he has in store for the future.

Ivan Walker
Ivan Walker is a Senior Mass Communications major from Isola, Mississippi. He will be a contributor for The Campus Chronicle for the 2021-2022 school year.

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