On a five hour trip from the Bay Area to Los Angeles, I made it a mission to listen to albums that dropped this past Friday, April 6th. Big names like E-40 & B-Legit dropped a collaborative album, Eric Bellinger stood alone as an R&B king, and Cardi B broke the world with her debut opus. One album that needs as much praise (or even more in my opinion) is The Color of You by Alina Baraz – and the standout single that had my passenger and I were going dumb to: “I Don’t Even Know Why Though“.
The record samples Beyonce, and solidifies itself as the lone hype record on the EP. “I Don’t Even Know Why Though” is one of my favorite records from The Color of You, and it’s 99.9% guaranteed she’ll be performing this at Coachella 2018. Not sure what the lineup will be like, but Alina Baraz will definitely standout and fit in simultaneously alongside acts like Jidenna, Jorja Smith, and No Name.