The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - THE TAKE CRITICS’ CHOICE - NIALL BYRNE

Bran­don Paak An­der­son’s 2016 al­bum Mal­ibu was one of the finest records of that year, bring­ing gospel, soul, R&B and hip-hop into an al­bum that bursted with re­play power. It speaks to the strange time that mu­sic ex­ists in now, that his fol­lowup song de­buted as a lim­ited Ap­ple-only exclusive track that sound­tracked a Spike Jonze-di­rected Ap­ple HomePod ad. How­ever, both the video and the au­dio are stun­ning, with Jonze and FKA Twigs’s danc­ing el­e­vat­ing the pro­ject’s com­mer­cial and cor­po­rate be­gin­nings.

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