KR$NA: Still Here Review – A Story of Struggle
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KR$NA: Still Here Review – A Story of Struggle

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7.5
STILL HERE

Context

  • The album explains how KR$NA struggled in gaining the success he has now.
  • The intro sets the stage beautifully and then lead forward by “Dream” in which he portrays his journey to getting signed.
  • The interlude perfectly fits in the theme and counters the allegation of “KR$NA ki hype kahtam ha rahi hai”.
  • At last, he explains how he is the Living Legend, after portraying his story.

Production

  • Album contains beats from different genres such as boom bap, trap, chill, and old school.
  • Although it had various types of beats, only the “Fall Off” beat stood out.
  • Na Hai Time vocal layers seemed incomplete.
  • Beyond criticism one thing which I liked was the piano based “Fall Off” beat. It works perfectly with the interlude.
  • The transition is an important part of an album as it connects one song with another and the listner doesnot feel that he is listening to a playlist.
  • In this album transition between earlier songs like What’s my name, Dream is very smooth (fade out and fade in effect is used) but as we come towards interlude it degrades some what.

Retention

  • Tracks like “Still Here (Intro)” and “Fall Off” take retention rate to another level, songs like “Dream” and “What’s My Name” brings it down.
  • One of the blunders committed by Kalamkaar is pre-release and delay in releasing the album.
  • Pre-releasing all the three big tracks created hype for sure but had a major backlash making pre-released songs as skip tracks.

Sequencing

  • The way both the commercial tracks “Villain” and “Roll Up” were placed back to back somewhat made me feel bored.
  • I felt that “Dream” should have been place after intro as the stage was set. As a result, “Dream” would have performed exceptionally well but “What’s My Name” spoils the vibe somewhat.

Lyrics

  • “Still Here (intro)” and “Fall Off” had some mind-blowing bars but in other songs he was pretty average as compared to his pre-released song “Living Legend”.
  • I personally thought the album to be one of the best lyrical albums but it has no chance in front of Bayaan and Rap Ka Mausam.
  • The lyricism was good but the hype that was created spoiled my mood.
  • “Fall Off” was exceptionally good as it was filled with triple and double entendres.
  • I felt one more hard song instead of half trap would have worked well.
  • One thing I have to point out is that there was no experimentation with his tone in the trap song. As a result, his tone did not match the vibe of the song and it seemed half baked.

Impact

  • The album’s lyricism had an immense impact upon the new audience.
  • This album reached masses by trending on Twitter, topping Apple charts, and ranking fourth on wild wide charts.
  • The album would surely affect new listeners but it isn’t that large on core listeners.
  • I’ve listened to the album five times but after that, I didn’t stream it anymore. The dominant reasons being pre-released songs becoming skip songs and the poor sequencing.
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KR$NA: Still Here Review – A Story of Struggle
Ending Notes
This was my honest review of one of the most anticipated album in DHH "STILL HERE".
Production
6
Retention
5
Sequencing
6
Lyrics
7.5
On Theme
7
Positives
Good lyrics
Beats from different genres
Negatives
Not many unique beats
Pre-releasing songs
Delay in release
Poor sequencing of songs
7.5
STILL HERE