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Album Review: Fresh Air by HOMESHAKE

DJ Butter here with another classic album review from one of my all-time favorite artists, HOMESHAKE. “Fresh Air,” possibly his most renowned work, happens to be the first record I ever bought (along with a poorly functioning Crosley Cruiser, which I have since retired). This album wonderfully shows off HOMESHAKE’s woozy falsetto and light, techno beats.

While his voice isn’t what I would consider conventional, Peter Segar, the artist behind HOMESHAKE, makes music that is endearing nonetheless. When “Fresh Air” was released in 2017, Segar had already released two albums: “Midnight Snack” and “In the Shower.” Both spoke to his ability to produce music that is comforting, homey, and smooth. However, “Fresh Air” is a divine exploration into a more electronic side to HOMESHAKE’s work. I love the way he incorporates more of a funk vibe into this album.

I find it fascinating how much his style has evolved with “Fresh Air.” While “Midnight Snack” will always be my favorite out of his entire discography, I appreciate the way he branches out a bit with “Fresh Air” yet stays true to his original style.

Favorite Songs:

  • Hello Welcome: Even though it’s only one minute long, the first song on the album is a playful and relaxing introduction to the whole album.
  • Call Me Up: As possibly one of the most popular songs on the album, it’s also one of the more upbeat. It’s smooth and relaxing, yet very funky.
  • Timing: This is my absolute favorite song on the whole album. If you only listen to one song, let it be this one.
  • Khmlwugh: Standing for “kissing hugging making love waking up and getting high,” this song is a cozy, lovely song that makes me get the butterflies.

DJ Butter’s Rating: 8/10

Take a listen!

– DJ Butter