“When It’s All Said and Done… Take Time” by Giveon

Giveon Dezmann Evans is an American R&B singer and songwriter, who released an album, “When It’s All Said and Done… Take Time” on March 13, 2021. The album includes thirteen tracks, and one song features Snoh Aalegra. This album has relaxing and R&B sounds with themes of love.

The name of the album is a combination of his two previous releases.This music sounds heart breaking but I enjoyed it because it has an upbeat sound that gets my attention. Giveon is a talented artist whose music can be amazing because his voice and words go along with the beat of the song. His voice is really smooth and is a perfect fit for R&B. When singing in slow rhythms his voice makes an amazing connection because of his sincere and heartfelt tone. Giveon has been gaining attention and winning awards like “Take Time” was the Best R&B Album for the Grammys and “Outstanding New Artist” at NAACP Image Awards.

The new album leads off with “The Beach”which starts with the line “I don’t know if it was fireworks or gunshots.” This connects to what has happened in our society where Black people are getting shot and are scared every time a police is around them, and the lyric at the end, “Pray and live your life” puts into perspective what his race has to go through in life. My favorite song is “This Ain’t Love”, because it connects to my life when someone in my family tells me I love you with the words “Don’t you say you love, love, love me”. The track “World We Created” has also connected to my life, with the line “Everything I do is for tomorrow”, because I always tell myself to get better every day than the day before.

This is how I stay motivated to get better and better each day, setting goals for myself and telling myself tomorrow you need to be better than today– but also saying that sometimes that can’t happen but it’s always worth trying. Overall Giveon did an amazing job with his new album and  it is one of my favorites, because it brings an artist’s perspective to all the emotions for life, from heartbreak to calm to motivation.