Calvin Harris' FUNK WAV BOUNCES VOL.1 Album Review So Far

Posted at June 28th, 2017 | by Shivani Goel | in Dance Music, Entertainment, Featured, GVO Opinion, GVO Selects, Music

Calvin Harris has given us some truly unique and brilliant music this year. He’s been dropping singles from his upcoming album Funk Wav Bounces Vol.1, and we’re always eagerly waiting for the next one. He debuted the year with a phenomenal collaboration with Frank Ocean and Migos, Slide, and it will definitely go down as one of the best releases of the year. The unearthly feel of the track, combined with the mellow tropical-ish vibe and track art, totally won us over. I daresay we won’t see a better track than this in the entire album, because it’s a hard one to top.

 

 

Next he released ‘Heatstroke’ with Young ThugPharrell Williams, and Ariana Grande and out of the 4 releases from the album so far, and although a decent track, this is our least favourite from the album so far. It maintains the mellow vibe of the album, but it doesn’t have the outright chart-topping quality that Slide does. Ariana‘s vocals takes it in quite the pop direction, and not the sultry Rihanna/Ellie Goulding direction we’re used to with Calvin Harris.

 

 

Calvin released another stunner of a track in collaboration with Future and Khalid. Rollin is super laid back and super addictive. He’s also gone with some chill lyrics and amazing cohesive track art for all the releases so far. It’s summery, tropical, and exactly what you’d want from a May release. Again one of the top tracks of the album already, and if he keeps going this way, then it’s going to get hard to pick favourites!

 

 

The latest track from the album is Feels, is in collaboration with Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry, and Big Sean. Harris just put out the music video for this and it’s the typical high-saturation, super nature vibes type of thing that we’ve come to expect from this album judging by the album art etc. Again, a really really cool track, it’s definitely giving us the feels.

 

 

Calvin recently tweeted a picture of the album tracklist, with the collaborators nicely hashed out. Funk Wav Bounces Vol.1 is going to be 10 tracks, with some major artists collaboration on pretty much every track. Apart from the 4 releases and it’s collaborators that we’ve already seen, there are going to be artists like Nicki Minaj, Kehlani, Snoop Dogg, John Legend, A-Trak, and a lot more. Check out the full tracklist below and stay tuned for more from what looks like is going to be the Album Of The Year.

 

 

  1. Slide (ft. Frank Ocean & Migos)
  2. Cash Out (ft. Schoolboy Q, PartyNextDoor & D.R.A.M.)
  3. Heatstroke (ft. Young Thug, Pharrell Williams & Ariana Grande)
  4. Rollin (ft. Future & Khalid)
  5. Prayers Up (ft. Travis Scott & A-Trak)
  6. Holiday (ft. Snoop Dogg, John Legend & Takeoff)
  7. Skrt On Me (ft. Nicki Minaj)
  8. Feels (ft. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry & Big Sean)
  9. Faking It (ft. Kehlani & Lil Yachty)
  10. Hard To Love (ft. Jessie Reyez)

 

Shivani Goel

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