EVERYTHING CHANGES (Album) - ACES

EVERYTHING CHANGES (Album) - ACES

After being gone for almost 3 years since his last EP, Aces steps back into the spotlight with his new full length album “Everything Changes” — a 10-track project that is the culmination of a long winding journey and also presents a deeply personal effort on his part from practically every single angle imaginable. 🧸 Everything from the blissfully sentimental lyrics, right down to those aforementioned instrumental facets do nothing else but cement his place as one of the best yet understated talents in Nairobi today. 🎙✨ All under a consistent and swift sonic direction, this album is an exercise in nostalgic motifs and modern emotional anxiety alike. 🥀 Not a single moment on this album is spent without some sort of emotional cue at the forefront of a given track; each second, even the ones of a subdued nature, is meaningful towards contributing to the grand spectacle that this album presents. 🗝 Based off a narrative that revolves around Ace’s atypical perception of the world around him as he sees it, he utilizes his personal trials and experiences to paint an all-too-vivid picture of a character who, though at odds with the situations that happen around him, still has the utmost confidence in himself and does things on his own terms. 🌟 However, this narrative is not told in any sort of straight-up manner at all, as he makes sure to lace each and every line in this project with some of the most effective and absolutely flawless wordplay heard yet this year. 🎶 The leading track itself “interlude” works well as a telling thesis for the album to draw from, kicking the project off by painting a vivid picture of everything that he is aiming for in its entirety, with a Grammy on his shelf. 🏆And the album lends to achieving that notion with each song carrying all of the passion, detail and grace in the world to convincingly create one of the most finely-detailed and just downright unignorable listens in what is best categorized as pure cinematic music. 🍿