CASHAE, ‘Pieces’ | Track Review
Miami-based production duo CASHAE – Abomb and Joseph Michael – combines forces with rising ATL singer Cristina Quinones on infectious single, “Pieces.”
Ah “Pieces” – the next great guilty pleasure made possible by a sick cast of characters! Abomb and Joseph Michael are CASHAE, a Miami-based production duo eclectically blending sounds “like a boss” (rather “bosses”). Musically, they incorporate pop, EDM, R&B, and Latin cues. CASHAE is joined by up-and-coming Atlanta pop/R&B/Latin fusion singer-songwriter, Cristina Quinones. Quinones already possesses an impressive resume that’s only grows more impressive as her star rises. Abomb, Michael, and Quinones all incorporate their Latin heritage into their music which is awesome. On “Pieces,” the word sees the tremendous potential of these talented musicians.
“Pieces” exemplifies the modern pop shtick. The production by CASHAE is sleek to the nth degree, characterized by its electro-driven sound, led by rhythmic synths. From the jump, the infectiousness is simply inescapable – head-nodding and foot-tapping are unavoidable. Cristina Quinones adds the “cherry on top,” delivering sexy vocals. Overall, Quinones sings with a degree of subtlety, serving up a smooth, pure, and easygoing performance. While she eschews excess or histrionics, ultimately, “Pieces” is better for it.
Other selling points on “Pieces” includes the build-up on the lyrics, “You can’t love me.” Furthermore, there’s a sensational change of pace that contrasts the expected on the chorus. The stylistic switch, which embraces more of an urban contemporary sound, keeps “Pieces” interesting.
CASHAE and Cristina Quinones make a formidable team on “Pieces.” CASHAE handle the boards superbly, while Quinones holds down vocal duties. Stylistically, the blend of dance, pop, and R&B keeps “Pieces” fun and fresh. “Pieces” may not ‘reinvent the wheel,’ but all in all, this one sick, enjoyable joint.