According to Justin Chadwick: “The latest offering in Rakei’s whirlwind recording spree, Wallflower is even more enthralling and enveloping than its precursors. Propelled by a noticeably bolder, more adventurous confection of soul, jazz, and electronic inspirations, Rakei’s sophomore album finds him embracing more acutely introspective lyricism coupled with a heightened commitment to sonic exploration. And the results, for the listener, are glorious indeed, as the sequence of songs unfolds as the perfect aural companion for late nights spent illuminated by the warm glow of city lights.
With eloquence and grace in equal measure, Wallflower embodies Rakei’s distinctive, ambitious musical vision that seems to be far from achieving the peak of its power to surprise, delight and inspire. It’s an undeniable triumph of an album which may not sound the same with each subsequent listen, but still sounds sublime each and every time.”
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