Rather than reaching for something new, “Donda” finds West looking inward and taking stock of the personal tribulations around him.
The album leaves listeners to sit and reflect, forcing them to look back on the dark, emotional situations that the members of Brockhampton have shared with them.
AJR has mastered the ability to write heavy and moving lyrics without weighing down the tracks. It offers listeners a sense of community, allowing beauty to be found in a sea of darkness.
Released Dec. 6
Grace Carter’s compelling vocals are the shining strength of “Amnesia.” Although the lyrics teeter on mundanity, the song is catchy, and the pop-style background music is captivating.