Toronto’s rising R&B star Roy Woods returns with his debut studio album Say Less. In contrast to his previous projects, Say Less places Woods out of his tropical yet seductive comfort zone. While we do hear his signature mellow soul-noir sound in title-song “Say Less” and “Take Time,” it’s interesting to hear him showcase his range in songs like the bubbly and glam “Little Bit of Lovin” and the glitchy and high energy “Something New.” Overall, Woods’ strong vocal performance, mixed with the catchy downtempo productions, makes this project very enjoyable and a great soundtrack for a night drive.
Score: 8 out of 10
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