Calm Down is the debut from Zoe Kravitz and her band Lolawolf. The record sounds like the love child of MIA, Santigold and Lily Allen all rolled into one, hitting listeners with an organic mixture of RNB styled vocals and electronic beats. If there’s one thing for sure, Zoe Kravitz is paving her own musical path that strays away from any association with her A-List parents, most notably her father Lenny Kravitz.
Opening the album is the title track Calm Down, it sets the tone for the rest of the album with its hazy styled vocals and electronic, clinking drum beat. AYO brings heavy synth drops and a reggae feel, which follows suit in Jimmy Franco with a chilled RNB feel. Bitch shows Kravitz’s fierce side where she takes a swipe at the critics “Who’s the bad ass bitch that nobody heard that everybody heard of?”. The closing track Take a Hint , ends on a high note with synth driven tempo accompanied by Kravitz’s raspy vocals.
Calm Down is an interesting debut album, it covers genres that are being outshined in the current music charts and thus, the group have produced an eclectic bunch of tracks with a cult sound. Lolawolf have a charismatic appeal and their aim is to create an album that will flourish in the underground scene and that’s exactly how it will play out.