The Arrival: Dream World Pt. 2 by Dorian: Album Review
I’m back with another review about Dorian, this time, his fully-released 7-piece album titled “The Arrival: Dream World Pt. 2.” He’s been teasing it since the summer of 2022, and I’m finally here to give you guys the good juice about my experience
Kicking it off with a world-ending track “The Sound,” followed by the chill mixed “Meant To Be,” Dorian’s love-filled vocals really remind me of Jason Derulo at times from his earlier R&B days. Syncing several backing vocals at once, keys chiming in for added melodic flavor, Dorian expands his horizons in “In Sync.” “Just To Know” starts with this lingering guitar fuse, electronic and radio-edited as it comes, but proceeds into a life-transitioning number. Let’s skip a track for a second and talk about “Still in Shore”? It’s simply Afrocentric, yet bright with all the concoction of melodies. While some of the tracks are better received than others, I can’t get off my mind from “Proud” and “Reign Love”. The former is a beaming track filled with multi-layered super melodic arcs, percussion submerged within shades of starry purple synths where Dorian’s vocals just shine through. In “Reign Love,” my man keeps it catchy and groovy from the very first 10 seconds. The beat drop is just right, and I can’t believe how effortlessly Dorian sings without going breathless!
You have no idea how hard it is for me to wrap it up in a few words, but I tried my best to relish at the moment and give you the best of Dorian’s “The Arrival: Drem World Pt. 2.”
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Review by: Audrey Castel