Album Review: "Chameleon" By Chino (7/10)

 Fervor Records 

Producers: J. Cuse, Thomas Bowen, Chino 

Chino’s major label debut blends pop, R&B and hip-hop, heavy on the pop sensibility. Lead singles “Rocketship” and “Stay Down” are earworms, easy-to-listen to with chilled-out jazz guitar and sizzling dance drum beats. While the entire project is only seven songs, it is hard to hear variance when listening to the whole album, as many tracks share the same formula and ingredients. The brief duet “No Good” deserves a shoutout for its guest feature Taylor Blasucci who added pretty harmonies and a feminine mystique.