Bazzi’s album not a stand out


Sabrina Satterthwaite, Editor-in-Chief

 The first time I heard a Bazzi song, I thought it was a song from one of the ex-One Direction boys, but turns out it was “Mine” by Bazzi, and I immediately liked it. It’s the epitome of a bop, and it prompted me to listen to Bazzi’s entire album, Cosmic, but I didn’t find that I liked the rest of the album as much as “Mine.” It wasn’t that the album was bad, because it wasn’t. It just didn’t grab my attention the way I wanted it to, and, as a result, after listening to it, I had so little to say about it, good or bad, that I almost didn’t write this review.

 One of the songs I liked enough to be willing to listen to it after writing this review is “Why.” The chorus has a melody that gets stuck in your head and the lyrics are intriguing.

 I also liked “Gone.” It has a good beat, a catchy chorus, and is one of the darker songs on the album, which is always something that I’ve been drawn to in music.

  Myself was another song I liked on the album, and to be honest, the only reason it stands out to me more than some of the other songs it the voice layering on the word “myself” in the chorus. Other than that, it’s a pretty basic song.

 But even though I would be willing to listen to those songs after writing this review, I don’t know if I would necessarily go to the effort to seek them out to listen to them; I would just be okay with it if I happened to hear them by chance. In my opinion, “Mine” is so far above every other song on Cosmic that you would have to combine how good the fifteen other songs on the album are to get near to equalling how good “Mine” is.

 Overall, Cosmic seems to be a very basic pop album, like a knock off version of a The Weekend album. If you like that, then I’m sure that you’ll like the album, but for me, I could pass on it. It doesn’t have much to spice it up and set it apart from every other album on the charts, and I would rather spend my time listening to something else.