H.E.R., Syd, Charlotte Day Wilson and Kali Uchis all join Daniel Caesar on the Canadian crooner’s debut album, Freudian.

Anyone who would dare tell the lie that the modern R&B singer is dead, hasn’t heard of Daniel Caesar.

The Canadian singer-songwriter had dropped EPs early on, but it wasn’t until “Get You,” his collaboration with Kali Uchis, that Caesar and his falsetto started really being noticed. Caesar would piggyback off “Get You” with “We Find Love/Blessed,” a double-single whose two sides married spiritual concepts with secular concepts.

Now, at long last, Daniel Caesar has a debut album to call his own, in Freudian. Caesar initially announced the album when he shared the music video for “We Find Love/Blessed” in early July.

Eleven tracks deep, Freudian bears features from the likes of H.E.R., Syd (fresh off the release of her own new single), and Charlotte Day Wilson. “We Find Love” and “Blessed” make appearances on the album, and “Get You” starts things off as ‘Freudian’s’ intro cut. Ceasar’s collaboration with H.E.R., “Best Part,” was one of the most anticipated songs of the album; and the duet lives up to those expectations and then some, as the two’s musical chemistry is solid.

But even as Daniel Caesar displays how well he works with others (the Syd-featured “Take Me Away” might stick on urban contemporary radio in the months to come), he shines on his own, too. “Hold Me Down” tugs at the heartstrings as Ceasar calls out his woman’s loyalty in the hard times as much as the good (“You don’t realize the things I’d do for you,” Ceasar croons), with some stirring uncredited female vocals at its end. And on “Loose,” Daniel flexes his vocal chops over an acoustic guitar, his voice tragically beautiful from start to finish.

Take a listen to Daniel Caesar’s ‘Freudian’ album for yourself down below, and grab it now off iTunes.

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