On October 2nd, Bryson Tiller dropped Trap Soul.
Although Bryon’s track “Don’t” was dropped earlier in the summer, which propelled his name into global eyes and ears. Trap Soul would go on to take Bryson’s career to another level though.
The year of 2015 saw numerous album releases from R&B stars such as The Weeknd’s Beauty Behind The Madness” Jeremih’s Late Nights, Drake’s If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late, Justin Bieber’s Purpose, Chris Brown Royalty and also Chris Brown’s joint album with Tyga Fan Of A Fan: The Album. The list speaks volumes as to how many big projects were dropped during that year and how a new artist stood out with his debut album.
Many albums will contain subliminal messages in their titles. Trap Soul has quite the opposite and is very self explanatory as what can be expected from the album. The infusion of smooth R&B/Soul with Trap beats, most prominent in “502 Come Up” and “Rambo”.
The landscape of R&B has changed drastically over the years with the line between Trap, R&B, Alternative R&B and Trap Wave being a blurry one. The Weeknd is one of the few forefronters that many people think of when it comes to artists changing the landscape of typical R&B by supplying Alternative R&B sounds in recent years, Tiller’s and Trap Soul’s inclusion in that list cannot be overshadowed.
Listen to Trap Soul on Spotify below: