Watch This Liquid Pour Itself

Okay Kaya - Watch This Liquid Pour Itself
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2020 Ratings: #464 / 616
User Score
Based on 140 ratings
2020 Ratings: #503
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January 24, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Jagjaguwar / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
Under The Radar

Both analog and digital; online and deeply internal, Watch This Liquid Pour Itself represents a strong claim as one of the first great records this year.

70
Exclaim!

This odd, emotionally varied collection of songs embraces the fluidity of sexuality and gender, yet acknowledges that finding a stable, strong connection with another person remains an anxiety-inducing task.

60
The Guardian

Stretches of forgettable melody writing kill the mood somewhat, particularly towards the end, but the best songs ... truly put the dream in dream-pop: rapturous, vivid compositions that drift down Wilkins’ very particular neurological pathways.

currentjoyys
86
FAVORITE TRACK: Insert Generic Name, Mother Nature's Bitch

LEAST FAVORITE TRACK: Hallelu Ya Hallelu Me

Highly feminine and sexual, Okay Kaya's Watch This Liquid Pour Itself is equally beautiful as it is weird. Some of these lyrics make no goddamn but I could not care less. The lyrics are performed so beautifully by Kaya's captivating voice over ambient backing tracks. Songs like Symbiosis, Givenupitis and Ascend and Try Again are ethereal and chilling in its sound, but it's the songs that ... read more
Doublez
67
The problem with Watch This Liquid Pour Itself is that despite the good will and intentions of the Norwegian singer, I have this feeling that she rarely goes all the way with what she's trying to do. And yet there's no lack of ideas.

I'm not a big fan of her voice and her melodies, but she aspires to something endearing, and she often ends up not succeeding even a little bit. However, despite the modern aesthetics and the good production, this album gives the impression that it's a bit of a ... read more
Tsareena
81
Okay Kaya's follow up to Both still has her hilarious and random lyrics but her production on this is really good and very diverse. She explores ambient pop to disco for 15 introspective tracks. Really lovely vocals as well especially on Helsevesen.
Faves: Baby Little Tween, Guttural Sounds, Asexual Wellbeing
GarethA
55
Yet another cases of genre tags exciting me but the actual music leaving me a little disappointed. I love art pop and I like a lot of ambient-flavoured music, so I really did have hope this would be great. My hope was quickly dashed though, when all I got was an album filled with 15 at times incomplete-feeling songs and lyrics which just never resonated with me. Now, these 15 songs were definitely not incomplete feeling in terms of production, as that was easily the high point of the album, and ... read more
snowman
50
Decent. Okay Kaya's sophomore album starts off strong but ultimately falls flat in its last leg.
I was getting into it at the beginning with some eerie sorta Billie vibes but idk it progressively got less and less interesting as it went on. Production was crisp and clean, songwriting is absurdly inconsistent. It can be difficult to keep track of what the point is at times. Overall, I do see some magic and potential underneath all of this but there needs to be more focus and ambition.
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Track List

  1. Baby Little Tween
  2. Ascend and Try Again
  3. Insert Generic Name
  4. Overstimulated
  5. Psych Ward
  6. Guttural Sounds
  7. Asexual Wellbeing
  8. Popcorn Heart
  9. Mother Nature's Bitch
  10. Hallelu Ya Hallelu Me
  11. Symbiosis
  12. Givenupitis
  13. Helsevesen
  14. Stonethrow
  15. Zero Interaction Ramen Bar
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Added on: November 12, 2019