By Cheo Tyehimba
Updated March 17, 2020 at 03:00 AM EDT
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Shake it Off

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Two things carry this self-assured, multitextured debut: great music and guest Nelly Furtado. The Grammy nominee (who produced Furtado’s 2000 CD, Whoa, Nelly!) has created a danceable disc, full of unexpected harmonies and hooks that span pop, soul, hip-hop, and reggae — call it neo-bossa nova on a bungee cord. Like most producers-turned-vocalists, Church sings only serviceably. His gift is forging an aural escapade that’s so fun, the lyrics are optional.

Shake it Off

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  • Music

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