The People We Love by Connor Terrones: Album Review
The People We Love is the Denver-based musician Connor Terrones’ attempt at blending hip-hop, R&B, funk, pop, and soul.
Back in his teens, he played guitar and listened to Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd. As an artist, he has a sound influenced by several genres, and he’s a creative genius with his songwriting skills. Each track, from the opening two until the very last, transports you to the unknown. The first few tracks establish the direction we’re headed with this album. They’ll have you dancing to their tunes of excitement, with hypnotic elements, soothing melodies, uplifting funky chords and a step into a pulsating new world. ‘What Can I Do?’ is funky, thanks to Julian Cary and Roy Matz giving the song its life, and is one of the most adventurous tracks, making it a must-listen. Next comes ‘Time,’ ‘Prisoner,’ and ‘Drown,’ a beautiful trio artfully placed, each tune evoking rich melodies that radically change the mood.
The album’s closing two tracks are its most impactful, keeping it multidimensional with the artist’s soft hand over his angelic instrumentals. I like to think Terrones is a master at mixing classical and new-age inspirations. “The People We Love” is full of artistic musical selections, mixing genres. All the tunes have a funky, infectious groove as Terrones’ keeps you wanting for more.
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Photo credits: Karen Jesse Photography, Willym Brown, Adriane Leigh, Annie Rose
Review by: Audrey Castel