Review by Clare Knight
The first thing I noticed when opening the package containing Tinie Tempah’s debut album Disc-Overy is the space/animated theme to the artwork. Then I had a gander over the track listings and saw Tinie has got some big mates! The album features artists such as Ellie Goulding, Kelly Rowland, Labrinth, Eric Turner and Emeli Sande.
After listening to the whole album I’ve decided there is a definite theme of space and stars both in lyrics and in the production of the music, you will have to give it a listen to fully understand what I mean though!
Wonderman sees Ellie Goulding adding her spacey distinctive voice to the track and Invincible with Kelly Rowland of Destiny’s Child fame gives the album a touch of American RnB.
Tinie has said, “If you’ve heard Pass Out and Frisky and think you know what to expect, you’re wrong.” And I absolutely agree. It is full of deep lyrical meaning, strong melodies and influential collaborators.
With the album you get a fold out poster of Tinie’s face as well as bonus content including the video of Title to watch online, a free MP3 of Title to download, and images to download.
Disc-Overy is released on 4th October and although he might be a hyped up artist (having been booked by Paris Hilton to play a private party) he deserves respect for his varied and original debut album.
Photo: Maren Farra