G.O. “In Closing”
Reviewed By: Joshua Dwight
Rating: 4.04 (of 10)
The In Closing EP, is G.O.’s first album that has been originally written and produced by himself. Unlike most of his work, most of the songs on this album are written to exhort and uplift the church. G.O. is the only producer on this album and there is only one featured artist on the album: Brittnye Boyd.
“Let’s Praise” kind of reminded me of the style of music you would hear from John Reuben. It was probably the best song on the album, in fact it’s probably one of the only reasons to even get this album.
Sad to say it, I was not feeling this album. I felt strongly that it just didn’t have enough quality to even “make it”. The album wasn’t an absolute bomb-out, but I do know that the strongest songs on the album were “Lets Praise” and “In Closing”. I give G.O. credit for the fact that he does have the flow, and a talent that needs to be further developed. The lyricism on both tracks were great, but the hooks just needed some work, and there needed to be more filler for parts of the songs where you only hear music. There was a need for more “Hype” in the songs to get the listener’s attention.
It appears that this is a free album, and you can’t go wrong there. If it’s free then it’s free, and the worst that can happen is you download it and either like it, or you don’t like it. Unfortunate enough on behalf of G.O. he may want to put more time into production, mixing, his lyricism (ad-libs mainly), his confidence when recording, and equipment used when he’s recording. Not a bad start though, he sounds better than most guys I’ve heard starting out and I do believe he has some potential. I can only hope that if and when he reads this review he doesn’t get discouraged, but rather uses it to push himself to the limits.
Despite a mostly negative Review, I still encourage you to at least check this album out. Support him and encourage him. Since it’s free… What do you have to lose?
Download this album FREE at: http://go2819.bandcamp.com/album/in-closing-ep
Keep grindin’ G.O.
- Music: 3.7 of 10
- Flow / Delivery: 4 of 10
- Lyricism: 3.9 of 10
- Content: 4.6 of 10
- Creativity / Originality / Relevancy: 4.2 of 10
- Credibility / Confidence: 4.2 of 10
- Personality / Character: 4.1 of 10
- Presentation Quality: 3.3 of 10
- Overall Production Quality: 4 of 10
- Potential Impact: 4.4 of 10