Album Review: We're All Alone In This Together by Dave
Exceptionally Good, Based on 3 Critics
musicOMH.com - 100 Based on rating 5
It’s fair to say that Dave made quite an impression with his debut album Psychodrama. As well as winning the 2019 Mercury Prize, he also turned into a show-stopping performance at the BRIT Awards, and a clip of his Glastonbury set went viral, thanks to a 16 year boy called Alex being brought on stage and rapping the lyrics to Thiago Silva equally as well as Dave. So in a few short months, David Orobosa Omoregi has quickly elevated to the top echelon of UK rap, and there’s a suitable sense of occasion surrounding We’re All Alone In This Together.
Throughout the 1990s, genocidal conflict tore through the former Yugoslavia. People in the region fled for safety; many arrived on UK shores. At least one study found that those resettled in Britain suffered more trauma than those who had remained in the Balkans. In 1948, a passenger liner called the Empire Windrush arrived in London from the Caribbean.
Dave's Mercury winning debut album 'Psychodrama' felt like a true cultural moment. The Streatham wonder swept all before him, racing to the BRITs and crashing through the glass ceiling in the process. Removing himself from Twitter - ostensibly for football reasons - he started work on a follow up, but the prospect seemed uniquely challenging. After all, how do you eclipse such a potent, intricate, and emotionally insightful debut record? 'We're All Alone In This Together' is the answer.