Wikipedia states that “pop music” is usually understood to be commercially recorded music, often oriented towards a youth market, usually consisting of relatively short, simple songs utilizing technological innovations to produce new variations on existing themes. There is much debate centered around “underground” vs. “mainstream” or what is “real music.” But no matter where you are on the spectrum of musical integrity pop music is popular because people like it. And after listening to PK’s newest release Remix The World (RTW) it is evident that a lot of people will like it!
Musically, PK wants to make you move. This is club music. This will get them on the dance floor – no question. Ace, Motown, and Finance combine both their ATL and LA roots to produce an electronic/deerty-deerty sound – a kind of, deerty-electro…, DE if you will. But seriously, PK combines rock, house, R&B, hip-hop and other inter-genres to create the RTW sound. Not to leave out the “fist-pumpers, “Lambo Doors,” “Window Pain,” and “Lights” give ample opportunity for the popular gesture to be seen during youth services, outreaches, and late skates.
BET’s Sunday’s Best contestant Cekoya joins PK on “Brain Freeze” which discusses how God’s love is always on their mind. Both “Revival” and “Don’t Wanna Go Back” bring kind of a rock-anthem feel to the album. The latter expresses their desire to live life fully in the now and not to dwell in the past.
CPR stands out musically, melodically, and idea-wise. With a well constructed hook, the song discusses the pain of day-to-day struggles and the desire for God to intervene.
All the songs are catchy, repetitive and easy on the ears. Not too thought or emotion provoking, this album is safe and it plays to most of your common “holy/Christian” themes. The album isn’t lyrically arousing or challenging – even displaying traces of “corny-ness” at times as displayed in lines like, “my praise goes up like Lambo doors” (Lambo Doors) or, “my speakers bump like twelve disciples…now watch my music spread like twelve disciples” (12 Disciples). But where the album lacks lyrically and in depth, it compensates with its appeal to the modern sound, thus giving its listeners a fun and rhythmic experience that will definitely make them move.
This album displays a wealth of potential. Look forward to PK making a lot of noise in the music scene in the near future. Already with production and songwriting credits on Lecrae’s Rehab album, PK is well on their way to making waves in this genre.
- Music – 7 of 10
- Flow/Delivery – 7 of 10
- Lyricism – 2 or 10
- Content – 6 of 10
- Creativity/Originality/ Relevancy – 5 of 10
- Credibility/Confidence – 7 of 10
- Personality/Character – 8 of 10
- Presentation Quality – 9 of 10
- Overall Production Quality – 8 of 10
- Potential Impact – 7 of 10