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Op-Ed: Pink Sweat$’s PINK PLANET Will Satisfy Your R&B Cravings

I first heard the song “Honesty” by Pink Sweat$ a year ago, when I was going through an R&B obsession. I am still deep in this obsession: the duality of R&B is what makes it so powerful. It’s the kind of music you want to listen to when your heart is hurting, but it’s also perfect for when you’re in love. Pink Sweat$’ voice is like soul-soothing chocolate that you crave so specifically. His music is Mac Miller meets Leon Bridges meets Frank Ocean: a lot of soul. His new album, PINK PLANET, calls on the duality of R&B and raises it a few notches. There is a song on this album for virtually every romantic emotion. 

PINK PLANET was released on February 12th, and Pink Sweat$ calls it his “finest work yet.” He says, “PINK PLANET is about love, it’s about inclusivity, and it’s about creative freedom.” The album has one feature, Kehlani, on the single titled “At My Worst.” My personal favorite tracks are the singles “Heaven” and “Honesty,” the latter of which was originally released in 2018. 

I also particularly enjoyed the opening track “PINK CITY.” Opening tracks on albums are, more often than not, great examples of what to expect from the rest of the album, and “PINK CITY” is exactly that. It’s a track that will get you in the mood for better weather and get you picturing yourself relaxing outside with your best friends. The chorus is, “When you’re cold and all alone/You can build you a city and call it home/And when I was lost and on my own/I got out of the city and made my own.” 

Check out PINK PLANET now on all streaming platforms. 





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