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 if you have a decent pair of speakers. “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, and going through a slump. This album gave me a 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 hit home. At times, it felt like the music was speaking to me. Where would we be without music huh?
Check the album and leave your thoughts below.