After launching his debut album Vacation back in 2016, Gold Coast producer Paces is back with album number two and just in time for Summer. ZAG is comprised of a real mix of sounds and collabs that somehow just work.
The opening track sets the tone for the entire album, “When they expect you to ZIG, that’s when you ZAG, Binch!” A punchy line to start you off followed by those alternate summer vibes, which builds and only leads you to wanting more. This may also be due to the fact its short, sweet and to the point ending at 1:30.
The album features a range of collaborations and feature artists such as Rejia Lee, Tigerilla, CLYPSO, Jeida Woods and the ever-soulful vocals of Guy Sebastian.
The standout track for me would have to be ‘Technique’ featuring Emmalyn and Jeida Woods as it sets in those hip hop vibes later in the album.
A close second would definitely have to be ‘Savage’ featuring Nyne, which catches you off-guard with cute rhythmic hooks, a good mix of builds and laid back drops where the vocals and lyrically content really standout
Definitely something that could be put on in the background while chilling out in the sun this summer, or while getting ready for a night out with friends.
Reviewed by Shae McCormack