On April 8, 2016, Jerreau (of Fly Union) released a solo album titled, Never How You Plan. Extremely late to the party, I put myself onto this album about a month ago and it couldn’t have come at a better time.
I was doing my daily Youtube surf when I clicked on the video for Really Got It. Roughly a minute into the song, I said to myself, “Lebron? This track is hard,” and, “is that the dude from FlyU?”
(After the video I searched, Like That feat. Dom Kennedy, and it was confirmed)
The horns have a champion feel, and the drums touch your soul. “I’m everywhere I just didn’t get no pics up… You wanna style her, I wanna undress her.”
I forgot all about Jerreau and Fly Union. I was never a real fan but I respected the work they put out. I can’t say it enough, I love the underground/indie artist scene from 2009-12. It was in a good position, and the last time I heard these names.
Before I mentioned how this album came at the perfect time. I was in a rough spot, going through a slump and this album gave me a much needed lift. In the first photo, Jerreau speaks on the concept behind NHYP. I saw that for the first time when I started writing this post. I felt that listening to the album the first few days straight.
“I had to hustle, I had to stop fucking with y’all. I had to mature. I had to start saving more, so I had to start making more.”
A lot of lyrics, beats and vibes I felt within. At times, I thought the music was speaking to me directly. Where would we be without music huh?
Check the album and leave your thoughts below.