1977 [Review]

The Dream I’m sorry Terius Nash released an 11-track free album entitled 1977 for fans of The Dream since the hit songwriter/producer can’t release his fourth album from Def Jam due to contractual obligations. So Terius released this as a means to hold fans over until the new album drops.

Now when it comes to songwriting, Nash is at the top of his craft. So of course he wouldn’t short change himself on this project. The pain of a relationship gone bad is shown on the opening track ‘Wake Me When It’s Over.’

Yeah yeah I love the way you smell
But you always on some bullshit
I love how your body feels
Why must we do this
Stop with the excuses
I hate procrastination
You never had no one like me
Well why you so complacent
Now I’m feelin’ crazy, and foolish
I hate that I’m inpatient

I’m sure that a lot of us can relate to relationship problems like that. Songs like that will stick to you like glue. ‘Long Gone’ (which is probably my favorite track on the album) where Nash sings about a relationship on its last legs.

I forgot how to touch because when I reach you pull away
now how I forgotten how to fuck you
and now when you say my name
it don’t feel the same way
now tell me how am i supposed to hold you
do you want to fix it or dismiss it baby let me know

Other stand out tracks include ‘Wedding Crasher’ where Nash tries his best to get over an ex but it doesn’t seem to work:

STILL GOT SOME OF YOUR THINGS
IF YOU WANT I’LL SEND THEM TO YOU
I’D RATHER SEND YOU MY LOVE
EVEN THOUGH I KNOW IT’S PAST DUE
SEE IT’S GOIN’ ON EIGHT YEARS
BAPTIZING IN MY TEQUILA TEARS
ALL THE LIGHTS OFF I’M ALL ALONE
JUST ME AND THIS BOTTLE OF PATRON

‘1977 (Miss You Still)’. which was written for his late mother:

AND YOU’RE WRITTEN ALL OVER ME
SO MUCH SO I CAN’T BELIEVE
YOUR GRANDCHILDREN ARE A SIGHT TO SEE
EVERY DAY THERE MORE OF YOU AND LESS OF ME
AND WHAT A CLICHÉ I KNOW YOU’RE HERE
NO FEAR I KNOW YOU’RE NEAR

Guest appearances include Big Sean on ‘Ghetto’, Casha on ‘Rolex’ and the Deniece Williams’ remake ‘Silly’ and Pharrell featured ‘This Shit Real Nigga’. Nash still shows that he has the chops to write and produce great songs that showcases the pain that echoes throughout our souls. So just sit back, relax and enjoy the free album.