GoldLink And After That, We Didn't Talk on LP
Genre-bending Washington D.C. rapper GoldLink recently told Pitchfork "whatever world you create, that's what people are going to be stuck in." His "future bounce" sound comes full circle with the release of his dynamic full-length debut album After That, We Didn't Talk on forward-thinking, Los Angeles-based indie label Soulection.
Music from the charismatic 11-track offering has sprinkled out over the past several months including the well received numbers "Spectrum," "Unique, and "New Black." And After That, We Didn't Talk also features collaborations with the likes of Louie Lastic, Anderson. Paak, Masego, and Demo Taped.
"Many of the songs on And After That, We Didn't Talk – especially "Zipporah," "Palm Trees," and "See I Miss" – are cleverly disguised ballads, and the rapper sneakily pens poems to lost loves, slipping in little details about himself into the margins. Several others have subtle messaging about black empowerment sprinkled throughout. On the groovy "Dark Skinned Woman" and the drum-heavy "Polarized," these themes overlap." - Sheldon Pearce, SPIN