Watch This Liquid Pour Itself

Okay Kaya - Watch This Liquid Pour Itself
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2020 Ratings: #61 / 85
User Score
Based on 101 ratings
2020 Ratings: #75
January 24, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Jagjaguwar / Label
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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.


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.

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.

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
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.
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
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
Look it is a great record, Okay Kaya, stop looking at me like that.

Track Review

Baby Little Tween 8.5/10
Ascend and Try Again 8/10
Insert Generic Name 8/10
Overstimulated 8.5/10
Psych Ward 7.5/10
Guttural Sounds 8/10
Asexual Wellbeing 8/10
Popcorn Heart 8.5/10
Mother Nature's Bitch 8/10
Hallelu Ya Hallelu Me 7.5/10
Symbiosis 8/10
Givenupitis 7.5/10
Helsevesen 8/10
Stonethrow 8/10
Zero Interaction Ramen Bar 8/10

Average: 8.0/10
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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