Canada’s DVSN, last seen on Australia shores with sold out shows in January 2019 (you know, the good old days), have just released their third album A Muse In Her Feelings’ on Drake’s OVO Sound label. It’s not just the artwork that hints at a masterpiece, this is truly a case of sonic seduction. Over 16 tracks and with a helping-hand from the biggest names in R&B, Daniel Dailey and super producer Nineteen85 (Hotline Bling, One Dance) may be solely responsible for a baby boom in nine months time as we continue to be locked down for a COVID-19 love-in.
DVSN shared, "Our new album is called A Muse In Her Feelings. I guess you can say we’ve experienced a lot since our last album. There's just been so much more for us to write about and our sound is so much bigger. The idea of the muse came from us being able to pull inspiration from women we’ve been involved with and the women around us. So this time it's not really just our stories. These are your stories too."
Nineteen85’s production washes over you with a sea of bass, synths, vintage samples and gorgeous guitars and Daniel’s on-point lyrics are pretty much a big X on the map to the bedroom. This message is broadcasted loud and clear with the incredibly well stacked guestlist including Jessie Reyez, Summer Walker, Snoh Aalegra, Ty Dolla $ign and more.
If slinky beats and honey-drenched vocals aren’t your bag and you want to get your shoulders into it, the album transforms incredibly in its mid-section, incorporating dancehall riddims and the rugged vocals of legend Buju Banton and the always reliable Popcaan.
Sequenced as if were a literal soundtrack to your freak-fest, things get even more hot and heavy as the tempo triples on bounce tracks like Flawless with Summer Walker. DVSN pay tribute to '90s R&B so many times on the album, but the few tracks in this portion of the album have a real Ghost Town DJs’ My Boo bounce flavour to them that is a sorely missed element of current R&B.
Of the track, the guys say, "Our song Flawless is also called Do It Well Pt 3. On our first album Sept 5th we had a song called Do It Well. This song is the continuation of that where in that song you have this guy using a dancer as his therapist as he gets some heavy things off his chest. This is a way for us to continue to tell that story and let you know where that's going. The reason it's called Pt 3 is because there is another part to the story that happened in between it and we’ll probably release it a little later."
Enough talk, time to get down to business. Stream/download A Muse In Her Feelings right now!