With this release, Jonny Englsh has crafted an unmissable hip hop album that fans of the genre past and present undoubtedly deserve to know about.
We’re Gonna Make It as an opener alone impresses with intentional, passionate bars and a decidedly spacious, simple back-beat. Creativity and purpose unite beautifully, the track feels like the start of something big – a classic and timeless project.
Having heard snippets of his work before now, not least of all his last album Jonreless – immersive and skillful in itself – this feels like a huge step in a stunning new direction. Hard work and dedication pay off, and the music throughout this album – the lyrics, the performances, the soundscapes – all presents a mesmerising and memorable tribute to that fact.
Jonny Englsh creates engaging musical ambiances and then pours his personal story into the mix with an unwavering air of truthfulness that’s incredibly compelling and refreshing to witness. Off-Track follows the opener on this album and leads with a simple guitar riff, a simple yet effective hook melody, and another immediately revealing, open string of lyrics; offering vulnerability and realness in respectable amounts.
A beautiful project, a breath of real life and skill amidst an otherwise foggy hip hop landscape. Great vibes and heart-breaking authenticity. This one will be on repeat for quite some time.