#EmojiReview: Glitter on Fire

Artist: Wuhryn Dumas
Genre: R&B/Soul
Album: Glitter On Fire
Sounds Like: Amerie, Usher, Miguel, The Neptunes

Drug ????
Green Light (Go) ?????
Friends No More ?????
Be ????
Ride ?????

Atlanta native Wuhryn Dumas released his debut project Glitter on Fire EP. The EP opens with the 90s House throwback Drug. It sounds like it’s taken from a mix you’d hear on Friday Night Audio on WKKC here in Chicago. Dumas sings with such authority and urgency.

The lead single 2U, showcases Dumas’ vocal prowess and musicality. With an infectious chorus, brassy instrumentation and lush vocal harmonies, it brings to mind Amerie‘s 1Thing or Beyoncé‘s Crazy in Love. It’s the kind of record that establishes an artist’s sound and point of view. 

We revisit the 90s again on the energetic Green Light (Go), laced with a sexy bass line. Dumas toes the line of being flirty and demanding. It’s a bit cheeky and feisty without being overbearing. 

Dumas goes into full slow jam R&B crooner on Friends No More equipped with a dreamy backdrop and a killer falsetto. Be acts as the perfect outro to Friends No More. The only crime is that it’s so short but it works thematically. The album ends on the psychedelic Ride. The sensuality exudes through Dumas’ impressive vocal range and textures. Dumas sings with intention and it comes across in every song.

Glitter on Fire is a versatile record that balances different music eras, genres, styles and vibes well. While each song has its own identity, they fit together cohesively. This could be contributed to the album being well sequenced and mastered. If Glitter on Fire is any sign of where Dumas is going to take us, I hope he continues to burn bright but make it fashion. 

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