DRGN KING is the brainchild of singer-songwriter Dominic Angelella and hip-hop producer Ritz Reynolds. Paragraph Nights is a highly successful fusion of the two men’s varied interests. The album is dominated by catchy power-pop songs, like the punchy, falsetto-driven first single “Holy Ghost”, and the jubilant “Wild Night”. But the laid-back, introductory “Paragraph Nights”, with its piano, shimmering synths, and slow beats, is an early indicator that Reynolds hip-hop sensibility is also coming into play. Reynolds’ production shines in the middle of the album, with the hard-hitting beat and synth bass of “Barbarians”, the gauzy R&B ballad “Warriors”, and the old-school funk beat and guitar of “Altamont Sunrise”. The latter slides in right underneath Angelella’s mid-tempo pop melody and lyrics, and the song works perfectly. That’s Paragraph Nights in a nutshell. Angelella and Reynolds bring together a wealth of familiar but disparate ideas and make them sound perfectly natural together.
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