Majid Jordan “The Space Between”: Review
Majid Jordan delivered their new album ‘The Space Between’ this past Friday that could be considered as their benchmark album.
Ever since Maxwell’s breakthrough album ‘Urban Hang Suite’ was the bedroom, the street and trends got hit with such a catchy force. The Toronto duo of Jordan Ullman and Al Maskati went into this project with presenting a collective vocal presentation to their audience.
Majid Jordan’s previous projects were held by the push and pull tactic that existed between their singular voices dying to be heard. One of our favorite tracks is “Body Talk” that show the string pads and shifty synth chords over a two-step inspiring rhythm track that allows both parties to flex their progress.
“One I Want’ released before the album features PartyNextDoor where he takes care of the chorus with a nice sleep hook talking about strippers. The record is not filled with the typical Majid Jordan emotion, it’s light- hearted. PartyNextDoor shines bright on the song mixing with a variety of R&B vibes.
The Space Between also hits a step in lyrical progression. “Not Ashamed” in particular brings a seldom-seen vulnerability into the mix.
You Love Me, You Hate,
You Want Me, but Then You Resent Me
I’m Ashamed of the Way That You Treat Me
Scheming For You Is Too Easy
What’s Your Number I’m Bout to Delete It
Same Mistake I’m About to Repeat It
If you are a fan of OVO Sound you can hear it’s trademarks all over this project, the camp doesn’t get enough credit for pumping out musically rich tracks. In this day and age some producers don’t care to know about even the basics when it comes to music theory.
On this album we see chord progressions tilt a bit left-of-center- and it’s always done on purpose to serve as the best aural fit for the track. And it sounds perfect when it’s matched with the right verbal content.
No matter how much time was put into ‘The Space Between’ there was a lot of thought and effort in this album. A lot of artists say their new album is their best project to date and other’s prove that with action.
Stream Majid Jordan’s ‘The Space Between’ below.