Ironically, Rostam shows a decent amount of improvement on Changephobia. His induction of jazz into the bedroom pop canon is a strange one considering the former genre’s history of powerful vocals, but given how dreadful the latter has become, any kind of spice will make it better at this point. And it works! The sexy saxophone and piano passages in throughout the instrumentals actually compliment the breezy nature of the songs quite well, and it bends to some of the limit stretches done with ease (the electronic hip hop beat on From the Back of a Cab, the drum n bass inspiration on Kinney). I just wish he used this influence more because the tracks where it’s absent go by without anything of note sticking to your mind.
Best Tracks: From the Back of a Cab, Unfold You, Changephobia, Kinney, Bio18
Weakest: Next Thing