Joey Luxx ‘Space Tape’ sounds like South Jersey’s answer to Travis Scott’s ‘AstroWorld’ and represents one of the few classic format albums this year. The tape follows a distinctive soundscape and introduces Malcolm Parrish from plenty of perspectives.
This album is definitely a surprise! And a positive one. One look at the cover lets us know a little more about the sound direction we are headed for, but the artist makes an absolute great pairing with the producer.
Joey Luxx, who had shown some glimpses of his talent and natural feeling for melodies on his ‘Warm Up’ EP, starts his debut long player with a fitting intro that sets us for a flight through his universe. The LP seems to serve the classic purpose of an album – telling a story while offering more pages for the artist to tell his own.
The 808 hits us off beat as it does in 2020, but Joey Luxx doesn’t miss a single one. Where plenty of artist meet us with predictable, staccato like vocals recently, the South Jersey artist shows his strength. Verses as well as hooks are built around strong melodies and merge into the smooth prodcution.
There are a lot of things here that just sound right. And that sounds as effortless as only a piece of work that has actually taken a lot of effort and work can sound like.
The standout single ‘Solar’ off the album was released with the fitting visuals prior to the album release this year, and shows Luxx in his neighbourhood.
Malcolm Parrish, who war on his way to become a professional basketball player, put music in the forefront last year, making the decision to dedicate his full efforts and time to his creative side rather than his athletic abilities.
A strong love promise to music, which has helped him discover himself and pull through life’s challenges.
His debut album is our album of the week and we are sure some songs will make it into you playlists too!