[Album Review] Woops (2nd Mini Album) – WOODZ

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Next up on the album review list is WOODZ’s Woops, which features his latest title track Bump Bump. WOODZ restarted his solo career earlier this year with an awesome title track and mini-album. With such praise, it was a pity I didn’t pay attention to his earlier solo works. But I won’t make the mistake for his future releases, such as this one. For more about this mini-album and to see if he replicates the same level of impressiveness, continue reading below.

Woops Album Cover

1. Trigger – The country rock influence at the start of Trigger was a complete surprise. It will either reel you in (which was the case of me) or it will deter you from listening to the album. Sadly, there is no in between given its individualistic charm. Surprisingly, WOODZ fits the sound really well (though I will admit I hate the dragged out ‘Yee-Haw’ he does). As the song progresses, we get more of a rock influence coming into play, which really amped up the song for me and gave it more of an interesting note. I also love the energy that comes from the final moments of the song. (10/10)

2. Bump Bump (Title Track)Click here to read the full review for Bump Bump. (10/10)

3. On My Own – With both his title tracks in mind, On My Own is definitely quite a change up. Vocally, I really enjoyed On My Own. WOODZ really shows off his vocals here, with his voice portraying fragility and emotions extremely well, over an instrumental that primarily centers around acoustic guitars. He also manages to show both of these elements in his rapping. I just wished he didn’t sing in his usual tone, which felt ill-fitting for this song. But everything else he did was amazing. (8/10)

4. Thanks ToThanks To opt for tropical influences for its instrumentation. It definitely enables Thanks To to go down two routes. The verses felt pretty chill, while the choruses a bit of an upbeat kick. Either route was fine and I liked how the song managed to find a balance between the two. I liked how he also didn’t sing in his usual tone for this song. The way he sang complimented the chilled and relaxing vibes of the song. (8/10)

5. Sweater (ft. Jamie)Sweater warms up the listener up with this old school Winter vibes. The way the guitar sounds and that distant bell in the instrumentation helps bring those Winter vibes to life. WOODZ, once again, showcases his vocals in such a soothing manner. Jamie, who is already an established vocalist, joins in to help convey the warmth of the song. They also gives us some really beautiful harmonies that just makes the song better. (9/10)

6. Tide Tide is a soothing ballad that captivates with a mix of classical and band instrumentation. The instrumentation is a nice mix and a really paced backdrop of this song. It also shows more of vocalist WOODZ, which he has already showcased throughout this mini-album. But Tide does more than just that. I mean, check out that stunning high note at the end of the song. It definitely felt like a signature on a contract. A final statement to prove to whoever doubted that he couldn’t sing. (10/10)

Overall Album Rating – 9.2/10

Woops Teaser Image

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