Release Date: July 9, 2021
TEMPORARY HIGHS IN THE VIOLET SKIES isn’t as good as Snoh Aalegra’s 2019 sophomore album, Ugh, Those Feels Again, but it doesn’t need to be. Throughout this album, Aalegra uses her signature soulful voice to croon about being content with heartbreak while also reminiscing on happier moments she shared with a partner. However, the L.A,-based singer’s third album doesn’t push her artistry beyond the soulful sound she’s showcased on previous projects. However, Aalegra, with the help of The Neptunes and Tyler, the Creator, does experiment with dreamy production, making her love songs even more serene. “In Your Eyes,” produced by The Neptunes, sees Aalegra expertly expressing her emotional candor over a more upbeat track. On “Tangerine Dream,” Aalegra flaunts her voice with stacked harmonies, and she even employs a higher pitch toward the end of the song. “Dying 4 Your Love,” a highlight on the album, features what fans have grown to love about the R&B singer: intensely vulnerable lyrics backed by laid-back production and Aalegra’s purely soulful vocal style. TEMPORARY HIGHS IN THE VIOLET SKIES doesn’t further Snoh Aalegra’s sound, but it does remind listeners of why they fell in love with it.