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Non-Perishable: Tobi Lou Album Review

by Rae

I thought Tobi Lou’s next album would be Parrish Blue, but looks like it’s Non-Perishable instead. I’m not complaining, though! I’m actually excited he dropped this at all because I was dead-set on not listening to any of his tracks- old or new- until he dropped Parrish Blue.

Here’s why…

When my notifications on Twitter started popping off about his new visuals and tracks dropping, I just assumed he was dropping 3 or so singles with videos to match and was not interested. Well, tbh, I was a little interested. It wasn’t until I actually went through Tobi Lou’s reteweets that I noticed it was a whole project. How had I missed this? The answer is obvious, but still.

By then, it was already 3 or so days after the drop and he was doing the countdown until deleting it. I figured I might as well hurry up and listen to it.

So, here’s my brief review of Non-Perishable:

  • My favorite song was “WIDE Open.” I never got around to listening to it when it dropped as a single, so when I heard it here, it was brand new to me. This was the one I kept coming back to. The beat is fun and airy. But “The Last Dance” was also close. It’s more on the scale of dream-pop.
  • My least favorite song was “Hopeless Romantic”
  • The song that got me most in my feels was “2 hrs+.” The T-Pain feature on this amplified the feels that I was transported into. I also felt like it sounded a bit smoother than the original production, which is still a bop on its own. It’s a slow jam for the sad days and night drives.
  • My overall rating and opinion of the album: I think it’s an 8/10. It’s very solid and and delivers on something I wasn’t even expecting. I listened to it more than three times already in the past two weeks.

Right now, I still prefer Live On Ice over Non-Perishable, but I think it’ll grow on me.

If you enjoyed this review or would like to see other album reviews, let me know in the comments or DM me on Twitter. You can also find all my previous reviews under “I’m Just Sayin'” in the main menu. Follow me on Instagram @imaginationbyrae or Twitter @goddessishrc for more content. Consider donations to Cashapp: $RaesVioletThanks for reading!


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