I found this album a while ago while browsing Last.fm. I liked the album from the first listen, and still listen to it pretty regularly, which must mean it’s a good album. Which is weird, because there is no info at all to be found about Keffy Kay. This kind of made me feel like it was my mission to spread this awesome album among the readers, since they are surely not going to get it anywhere else. Angel is a really full and melodically strong album, and something which a lot of Chillhop lovers will certainly enjoy on a regular basis. On top of all that, it’s available for free as a digital download.
This album starts very lively; there are a lot of elements to each song and it’s not very repetitive. Angel is a good intro to the album in that aspect, a very rich song that sounds dramatic, but keeps you engaged. A catchy guitar break inbetween shows the ability of Keffy Kay to create something diverse and shows she put a lot of effort into the album. Eternity is an interesting little interlude, with heavy use of strings. Urban Love displays Eastern Asian influences processed nicely.
4 Moments (reprise) is a classically structured chillhop song, with a pretty standard drumline and a piano melody supported by violins. It’s not bad, but nothing as full as Angel. In E112th, Keffy uses a sample of Burn For You by Toby Mac, which although is done nicely, I feel like this song doesn’t really stand out from the rest of the songs on the album as it’s rather repetitive. My favourite song on the album is definitely Picture. Very simple but so catchy, with a guitar melody that’s been periodically stuck in my head for the last year or so. It reminds me of the iLife stock music (this one).
Angel by Keffy Kay is a good album by a really unknown artist. The album starts off very strong with songs like Angel and Urban Love. It loses some of it’s strength in the middle, but regains it with the last 2 songs, Picture and To The Light. Overall, the album is a good addition to your music library. You should definitely get it, especially since it’s available as free download. And because it’s good, too.