Morning After

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Higher in profile than their quietly issued 2016 debut, dvsn's Morning After is also more collaborative, specifically for the small crew of producers who assist partners Daniel Daley and Nineteen85. Noah "40" Shebib either produces or co-produces three cuts, Maneesh Bidaye and Noel Cadastre each help out on two numbers, and Robin Hannibal is likely the one responsible for the slightly tropical-festive tone of the title track. These contributions don't pull the duo far from the downcast style of slow jams and ballads that characterized their debut. Daley directly addresses a lover from beginning to end, advising her in the opener to leave, begging her in the finale to stay, and between the two songs attesting to his prowess, sifting through apprehensions, and supplying a wide variety of sweet talk. (Dig, or don't, the contrast between "Nothin' turns me me on like a woman's perspective" and "Yeah, this is just the tip of it, tell me if you're feelin' it," utilized in the same song.) Compared to the debut, this has a little more definition.

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