Album Review: Helium by Homeshake (7/10)

Peter Sagar’s lo-fi vocals and hip-hop inspired beats complement each other, giving listeners a perspective that’s different from conventional R&B. With a solid synth foundation and strong programmed drums, Helium is instrumentally airy and vocally light. Despite this airiness, Sagar’s synth bass on “Like Mariah” is unsettling, dark and alien, showing hints of inspiration from Blood Orange and others. In the future, I hope to see a collaboration track with other rap artists––this will only highlight Home- shake’s high production quality. Helium is a compilation of Homeshake’s distinct sound and it’s sure to put listeners in a trance.

Rating: 7/10

Producer: Peter Sagar