Soul/RnB artist Louis Mattrs has dropped his debut album, On the Rocks, yes guys it’s finally here!
The album starts off with the bouncy track, Pink Lemonade, c’mon guys, what’s better than “good lovin’” and “Pink Lemonade”? Pink Lemonade, is a smooth track, with a catchy hook, the perfect song to start the album off with.
Don’t Lose Your Cool, you know that one person in your clique who acts like they’re the most chilled out person ever, and nothing can phase them and then they act crazy at any given opportunity? Yes, well, Don’t Lose Your Cool, is totally about them. Always fronting… image gang.
“I’m in love with a Killer,” Mattrs repeats in the chorus, surely he doesn’t mean literally… we hope. You can have the pleasure of watching the visuals to this song as well as listening to it…
Bow Down, a personal favourite. Mattrs is raw and real in this track, it sounds like he was attempting to get one of his ex-lovers back by making her jealous maybe, but it seems to backfired on him, and now he’s the one begging for them back. Who else has been there too?
“Fighting the fire with fire//Feeding myself to the lions//Runnin’ wild in the riots//To keep this off my mind//It’s like my head’s still dreaming//It’s not the same but you feel me//Been holdin’ this inside.”
Searching, sounds like a very special song, it’s not a typical song solely about love or another person. This song is sung in 1st person and it sounds as if Mattrs is really going through it in this tune.
Take You There and Don’t Like Dancing both have a different kind of vibe to them in comparison to the rest of the album, both songs have a disco vibe to it. So, you know which songs to head to if you’re in the disco-pop kind of mood.
Fear in Me, is a slower song. Not as deep as Searching, but, it does have the same sort of vibe to it, this tune sounds like Mattrs is deeping his life a little here, this is obvious when you hear the chorus, “I wanna be free//I wanna be free from the fear in me…”
Bring It, brings the tempo of the album all the way back up, it’s way more up-beat than the songs just before this one on the album. This song has a strong old skool Justin Timberlake feel to it- the beat, the flow of the lyrics, all of it.
The up-beat vibe continues into the following two songs, Drive By and The Team. Mattrs comes through with the bouncy beats, ones you’d usually associate with summer. But, it’s all good this tunes can keep your car journeys turnt too.
Last but not least, Forever Mine, a beautiful, up-tempo track to finish the album with, have a listen for yourself. You can stream On the Rocks, on all major streaming services listed below: