Kiesza - Crave
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2020 Ratings: #565 / 615
User Score
Based on 77 ratings
2020 Ratings: #492
Liked by 7 people
August 14, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Zebra Spirit Tribe / Label
Dance Pop, Synthpop / Genres
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On her second album, Kiesza has defied the odds and made a solid comeback to the pop world. ‘Crave’ is a very promising – and very fun – hint at even bigger and better things to come.

A triumphant return for longtime fans and a winning introduction for newcomers, Crave shows Kiesza has only gotten better at reinventing the idealism and big emotions of a bygone era for another generation.

After a car accident derailed her life, the pop singer returns with her second album, compacting emotional and romantic upheaval into tactile electro-pop packed with splashy synths and soaring melodies.
The Observer
The singer’s first album since a near-fatal car crash is studded with highs.
Spectrum Culture

Though inconsistent and not exactly in her area of expertise, Kiesza shows a resilience worth celebrating.

After coming close to fading into obscurity and never walking again, Kiesza craves love and finds it on this album's 80s synthpop dancefloor. While brimming with uplifting, infectious melodies, Crave does not always go the distance to creating the full circle Kiesza was capable of making here, tainted slightly by what are essentially Carly Rae Jepsen knockoffs.
Crave, the sophomore album from Canadian singer and multi-instrumentalist Kiesa Ellestad, is infectious through and through even if not entirely ground-breaking. At only slightly over thirty minutes of play time, Crave sticks around for an appropriate time before becoming too forgettable, pumping out energy and easy to dance to production.

Kiesza has the rare opportunity to return to the public eye six years after her debut record, Sound of a Woman, after taking time to recover from a car ... read more
The new album of the once popular Kiezsa skillfully shows her skills in nostalgic pop music: funny sounds, little echoes of ballads and Kiezsa's beautiful voice.
This totally has its moments. Crave is one of the best pop songs of the Year imo. But it's nothing special overall.
Honestly this album is so interesting, I judged the book by its cover I guess... I was really expecting something else entirely, and it really stroke me. There's a little bit of everything in here, some really good melodies by the way, a little bit of experimentation and A LOT of synths which is my Achilles heel. Kiesza is the type of artist that can fit in the 'One Hit Wonder' stereotype but doesn't get stuck in it, she goes beyond, and that's a bit rare in the music industry, hope she ... read more
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Track List

  1. Run Renegade
  2. All of the Feelings
  3. Crave
  4. Can't Be Saved
  5. Love Me with Your Lie
  6. When Boys Cry
  7. Sky Ain't the Limit
  8. Love Never Dies
  9. Dance with Your Best Friend (feat. LICK DROP, Cocanina & Shan Vincent De Paul)
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Added on: April 12, 2020