If you really think about it, there are so many artists who have been making music for years before giving it up and moving on, but persistence is key, and that’s something that will never change. Although Keshore has been turning heads for years and has been creating music for even longer, it seems like it wasn’t until semi-recently that his stock price truly started to rise, and I can’t think of another artist who deserves it more. His dynamism is unheard of, his versatility is one of a kind, and his personality is out of this world, making him a threat in the music scene without a doubt in my mind, and that’s an undeniable fact.
Most recently, he decided to bless fans with his latest body of work entitled Sunset Diary, and while I had no idea what to expect coming into it, I can tell you with the utmost confidence that I won’t be letting this one out of my rotation anytime soon. Throughout the 9 songs that run just short of 25 minutes long, Ke makes sure to show off every single side of himself and his artistry, leaving no page unturned for an album that might just be one of my personal favorites of the year thus far.
When he opens with songs like “LEFTRIGHT” and “Ugh” he makes sure to bring the heat with some very energetic, lively synths and even more enthusiastic bars that are full of character and vigor, opening things up on a high note that you’re not going to soon forget. The middle of this project is where the features are included, and names like DC the Don, Sad Frosty, and $NOT can be heard making some unforgettable contributions that not only get them out of their comfort zones but give them the chance to show off a different side of themselves as well, making sure that each guest verse is as magnificent as it gets.
Finally, the last few songs including “U Still Here”, “Me & U”, and “Sweet Granade” bring things a bit back closer to Earth, slowing down the tempo of this record with some more introspective, slower, and melodic offerings that really round out this project magnificently. It’s hard to choose a favorite on Sunset Diary because it’s seriously filled with hits front to back, and I don’t think a single second of this project was less than perfect.
I know I skimmed through the album relatively quickly because if I truly went into detail, I would’ve probably written a New York Times best-selling novel with how much I appreciate and enjoyed this project, but just know that once again, it’s seriously a top three project of the year for me personally. I’m not going to stop playing Sunset Diary anytime soon, making it an album that if you haven’t listened already, you need to carve some time out of your busy schedule to give it a listen and see its greatness for yourself.