Dro Kenji’s Melodies Are The Best They Have Ever Been in 'WITH OR WITHOUT YOU' [Album Review]

Ian Hansen

Dro Kenji’s fifth project (and first of 2022), WITH OR WITHOUT YOU, is his best one yet. His last project, F*CK YOUR FEELINGS, set the bar high, but tapping into a new level of songwriting and melodic choice, Kenji surpassed it.

The album starts off with a bang with "PUSH2START," produced by Grammy winning, Anthony Kilhoffer, who has worked on projects with Kanye West and Travis Scott. Featuring big synth and 808 energy, the track sets the atmospheric tone for the rest of the project.

Kenji continues to push the envelope with "Tightrope," spotlighting chilling harmonies and one of the catchiest hooks on the entire project. The next three tracks, “BOTTLE 4 BOTTLE,” “NEED YOU RIGHT NOW,” and “DISASTER,” take a slower direction that fans are used to with Kenji, but they are executed to perfection, showcasing Kenji’s effortless versatility.

“USED2KNOW” is probably Kenji’s most impressive song to date, as he brings eerie vocals, the best flows he has ever had, and incredible production by Census, 1stclass, Isaiahvalmont, and Spaceman.

He continues the project with more addicting tracks such as “PRISON IN MY HEAD,” “AUTOPILOT,” and “MORE THAN EVER,” which helps conclude one of the best projects to drop in this young year. The dynamic duo of Kenji and Census once again prove they are here to stay.

Dro Kenji has cemented himself as the future of the music industry and proved with this project that he can easily create Billboard charting music.

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