Dvsn, ‘Mood’ | Track Review
Canadian alternative R&B duo dvsn returns respectably with another enjoyable, well-rounded single, simply titled “Mood.”
Drake is everywhere. Okay, okay, he’s not part of dvsn, but the Canadian duo is signed to his imprint OVO Sound, a subsidiary of Warner Bros. Dvsn – Daniel Daley and Nineteen85 – quietly arrived in 2016 with its debut album, Sept. 5th. While the album didn’t yield breakthrough success, their potential shined through, particularly on gems like the opener, “With Me” and “Too Deep.” The duo returns with another new single, “Mood,” interestingly released on September 5.
“Mood” opens with piano accompaniment and shocker, a slow pace. The groove kicks in, giving the record a soulful backdrop prior to the entrance of the vocals. The prominent bass line stands out. The track doesn’t feel particularly hurried, coming off as incredibly relaxed from the jump. The opening falsetto is absolutely stunning from Daniel Daley. His facilitation is superb by all means. The vibes given off by dvsn are sexy and sensual, clearly the expectation from the Canadian R&B duo.
The chorus is a selling point, as well as the post-chorus. Daley continues to flaunt his masterful falsetto here.
“Now I’m gonna make a time to make love / I’m gonna make a point to just focus on us / Now I’m gonna make sure you get enough / When I make it all about you, take care of us / Look what you made me do, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh…”
Nice touches of synths and guitar within the production, occurring at the back half of the song, continue to build on the pros. “Mood” also makes nice use of instrumental music. This follows the second chorus. On the outro, the line used in the post-chorus reappears – a fitting closure.
All in all, dvsn deliver a sound, sensual offering with “Mood.” Indeed, the mood is set without question. This isn’t a transcendental performance or record, but definitely a good one. For OVO Sound, the “beat goes on.”