Daniel Caesar's 'Freudian' Gets Dipped In Purple By OG Ron C And The Chopstars
Daniel Caesar’s debut album Freudian gets the chopped not slopped treatment.
The Chopstars (DJ Candlestick, Slim K, and OG Ron C) have released Purple Freudian, a chopped not slopped version of Daniel Caesar‘s debut album Freudian. The album already has a downtempo groove to it and it is a treat to hear The Chopstars bring that out even more throughout the album’s 10 tracks.
Caesar’s Freudian has been a favorite for us Okayplayers. Sajae Elder recently wrote about the album is grounded in faith even if Caesar himself is not, writing:
For as much as Daniel Caesar’s debut album reflects on all of the ways romantic love can tear us down and build us back up again, Freudian is a testament to how faith can manifest in both the spiritual and the secular. The space between the divine and the material is often a thin one when it comes to music, with much of what moves us being tied to the evoked emotions instead of subject matter. Believer or not, the pull of the album’s gospel-fueled core is magnetic and as writer Amani Bin Shikhan points out, it’s sometimes difficult to tell if Caesar’s hymn-like odes of love, loss, and longing are just as much about God as they are about earthbound affection.
…In the end, Freudian plays like a beautifully-tracked journey into the depths of both romantic and self-love; and the adoration of the sacred that finds its way into both. Regardless of whether or not Daniel Caesar still believes in a higher power, it’s evident that one believes in him.