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Bryson Tiller - True To Self (2017) [Official Digital Download]

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Bryson Tiller - True To Self (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Bryson Tiller - True To Self (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 58:27 minutes | 681 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Bryson Tiller knows his origin story. Since the breakthrough success of his 2015 debut album, "Trapsoul", the Kentucky-born R&B singer remains committed to that come-up narrative. His sophomore album leans heavily on ’90s R&B samples. It sounds luxurious, but Tiller’s come-up narrative and good-guy pose are starting to lose their power.

Bryson Tiller - True To Self (2017) [Official Digital Download]

The first three singles off Bryson Tiller's debut album kept the singer/rapper hovering near the top of Billboard's R&B/hip-hop chart for a few months during 2015 and 2016. Each one went platinum, as did the parent release. This consequently made Tiller one of the decade's major R&B breakouts. For True to Self, his follow-up, Tiller opted to employ an almost entirely new and slightly larger cast of collaborators – a little over two dozen in number, once again strictly producers, no guest vocalists – yet the method nonetheless seems to be "If the style you coined ain't broke, don't fix it." Like T R A P S O U L, True to Self is primarily thumping, dispirited slow jams laced with smudged samples – '90s R&B once again the crate raided with the greatest frequency. This kind of thing sounds a little less novel in 2017 than it did years earlier, but True to Self is more colorful and melodic than what preceded it. Likewise, fame evidently gave its maker more issues to write about, including new romantic complications, greater wealth, and a deeper sense of humility. The latter quality is evident in several cuts. When he references missing a work deadline due to his inability to resist temptation, he does so as if he's admitting fault, not boasting. In the opening "Rain on Me," worried about losing his lover, he declares "I wanna grow gray with you." He even slips in a line about providing for his grandmother in the foe-flicking "Blowing Smoke." On the surface, Tiller still gives off that wallflower baller vibe; the brashness of the debut largely remains. The lack of connection made on the one stylistic shake-up – the lightly jutting "Run Me Dry," a cousin of Rihanna's "Work" and Drake's "One Dance" – suggests that Tiller will likely be better off continuing to refine the sound for which he's known.

Tracklist:

01 - Rain On Me (Intro)
02 - No Longer Friends
03 - Don't Get Too High
04 - Blowing Smoke
05 - We Both Know
06 - You Got It
07 - In Check
08 - Self-Made
09 - Run Me Dry
10 - High Stakes
11 - Rain Interlude
12 - Teach Me a Lesson
13 - Stay Blessed
14 - Money Problems / Benz Truck
15 - Set It Off
16 - Nevermind This Interlude
17 - Before You Judge
18 - Somethin Tells Me
19 - Always (Outro)

Analyzed: Bryson Tiller / True to Self
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR4 -0.01 dB -7.58 dB 2:25 01-Rain On Me (Intro)
DR4 -0.01 dB -6.52 dB 2:15 02-No Longer Friends Explicit
DR5 -0.01 dB -6.33 dB 3:29 03-Don't Get Too High Explicit
DR4 -0.01 dB -4.58 dB 3:00 04-Blowing Smoke Explicit
DR3 0.00 dB -6.20 dB 2:41 05-We Both Know Explicit
DR8 -0.01 dB -10.86 dB 2:57 06-You Got It
DR7 -0.01 dB -12.52 dB 3:18 07-In Check Explicit
DR5 -0.01 dB -5.76 dB 2:48 08-Self-Made Explicit
DR4 -0.01 dB -5.53 dB 2:49 09-Run Me Dry Explicit
DR3 -0.01 dB -6.56 dB 3:03 10-High Stakes Explicit
DR8 -0.01 dB -11.03 dB 0:47 11-Rain Interlude Explicit
DR5 -0.01 dB -7.60 dB 3:28 12-Teach Me a Lesson Explicit
DR5 -0.01 dB -7.51 dB 4:06 13-Stay Blessed Explicit
DR4 -0.01 dB -6.30 dB 5:00 14-Money Problems / Benz Truck Explicit
DR6 -0.01 dB -8.50 dB 3:37 15-Set It Off Explicit
DR7 -0.01 dB -8.99 dB 2:15 16-Nevermind This Interlude Explicit
DR4 -0.01 dB -6.00 dB 4:47 17-Before You Judge Explicit
DR6 -0.01 dB -7.19 dB 3:14 18-Somethin Tells Me Explicit
DR5 -0.01 dB -9.32 dB 2:30 19-Always (Outro) Explicit
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Number of tracks: 19
Official DR value: DR5

Samplerate: 44100 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 1432 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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