After the release of I Love You and their EP The Love Collection, comes #000000 & #FFFFFF the mixtape. Now what’s great about this is that I can’t think of any other band who has released a full-length mixtape with songs they’re part of as well. Plus, it’s beyond different from what they usually sound. Although The Neighbourhood already has a bit of R&B vibe to them, they definitely took a 180 with #000000 & #FFFFFF. Rappers such as G Eazy and French Montana are featured in some of the songs that you’d be surprised The Neighbourhood have created themselves.
“Jealousy” featuring Caseyveggies & 100’s stands out the most for me. Everything about this song just sounds so perfect, and who could disagree that the saxophone part is heaven to the ears? If you listen to the live version of it, they perform it a little bit different but it’s still equally as good as the original one. This is an all-around feel good song you won’t resist grooving to anywhere you go.
One of their latest singles coming out from the mixtape is “#icanteven” which features French Montana. This song resembles their old sound but with the added grit and rap to it. You can watch the music video here:
Even though this is completely different from what their songs are usually like, we can’t deny that this new sound of theirs is uniquely amazing. I could also go as far as saying that I like the direction they’re taking in terms of their music and artistry. This just goes to show that it’s not really all black and white for The Neighbourhood. They’ve shown great versatility by releasing this mixtape and it took us all by surprise; in a good way that is. Whether this is the permanent sound they're going to have or this is only a one time thing, I’m pretty sure they’re just going to keep getting better and better.
- Reign Gonzales
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