An album is majestic when listeners and lovers of music are four songs in without skipping or pressing
fast forward to the next single. Yet, an album that makes you reminisce or take you on a trip down
memory lane is pure bliss in a time where music is viewed as something jettison and easily disposable,
Museum of R&B” is that undisputable album.
Unlike his previous works “The Didactic” that serves as an appetizer to those that are on a Keto Diet and
remained starving for more (an EP of only three songs), “The Museum of R&B” is a warehouse of fine
tunes. It is organically rich in tone sautéed with soulfulness and harmonizing vocals sharp like a knife’s
jagged edge the ancestors of soul music in the celestial feel the cooing deeply in the womb apparent in
songs like “AI” featuring soulful hummingbird Kiara Lanier and the pulsating “What Happened.”
Holmes virtuosity is steadying traditional soul R&B seamlessly to the modern soundscape, which many
artists find it both hard to balance. Yet, he strives to be his contemporaries Seal, Carl Thomas, to Raheem
DeVaughn whereas paying homage. Indeed, he makes a convincing soul sensation and not a one hit
wonder prevalent in the music industry.
The crooner vocally masters the art of seduction by romanticizing the slow-burner “34510,” giving it a
galactic orgasm of its own. The dreamy and soaring “In the Dark” is a song that best describes karma. It
comes across as glorious and painstaking as he parts from his former significant other. His vocals in song
give the concept of karma a haunting and tormenting aura of reaping what you sow rather doing causing
mischief to the other person. Holmes finds love again with “Brand New Boy,” detailing how much she
means to him while changing his life for the better. The flip side of slow jams and midtempos is the
assorted “Adore,” a fun and funky house track that gets the crowd turnt up.
Holmes ground to widen his horizons musically. He is a few albums away from being seated with the
greats of soul music who paved him the way. Brandon Markell Holmes did not come to play. He is here
to fortify his musical legacy.Read More