In an 11-track reflection on life as he knows it as well as the emotions that surround him day in and day out, Florida artist Pouya is finally here with the release of his highly-anticipated album, FIVE FIVE. With just one feature from Night Lovell, we receive one of the most personal listens from the rising star that we have heard yet, taking his status as an underground leader and verifying it with an emphatic touch.
To crunch the project down to a short description, FIVE FIVE discovers a lesser-apparent side of Pouya, taking fans right to the front lines through a ride of anxiety and depression in their worst moments as well as in their finest moments. In this light, the album is inarguably one of the honest bodies of work I’ve heard as of yet this year, highlighted by the way Pouya is able to communicate emotion with a pen that many other artists quite simply don’t possess. Lyrically and sonically, he’s channeled into an inimitable sweet spot right now, which is very apparent in the cohesiveness of this project as well as its ability to stand so strong as a whole – something that comes as sort of a rarity nowadays with the apparent shift of focus onto singles and loose releases. Overall, this project is worth your time in every way, so be sure to show some love to Florida’s finest and listen to FIVE FIVE at the link below.