Benjamin Elia$ – “On The Way” (Album Review)

Israel Based artist Benjamin Elia$ releases a conceptual album titled “On The Way“. At 1st impact the art work was amazing Caught my self trying to piece together the randomness before actually digesting the full tape. The fun loving vibe gave me a 90s feel with a touch of pop with similar sounds to artist like Asher Roth and vinalla Ice. The album begins with “On The way” with started so magical thanks to the vocalist who created a smooth vibe creating a vibrant evolving energy. As the song  ends we find Benjamin Elia$ late for his date with his significant other who leaves a message saying she’s leaving. The album continues with “Lo Siento” which turned out to a banging production but the lyrics was more so dry picking up as the verse continues.

“The Message” Feat Anna Moore gives me a cali Beverly Hills vibe. The production and mix seem to be well done along with song arrangement. I for-sure can see the possibility of this record being places in film & tv. As the album continues we find “Flowers” Feat Jenny Penkin which was magical especially the hook but I would recommend switching up flow of verses to make listener fall deeper into what is being said conceptually.

“Remedy” Feat Tony G started with an EM Vibe with dark overtones that turn into a airy melodic vibe when Tony G inserts his viewpoint sounding like a mixture of Andre 3000 & J Cole blanceing the various artistic flavors. The bridge and hook are old school jam material with jazz infusion what combination. “Mac” was probably my favorite song on the album because of its truth I dislike the flow of the verses because it reminds me of the rest of the album. The Hooks on this album is what makes it a worthy listening taking it past a lot of the noise in the mainstream and the underground.

Another standout track was “The End”feat Maya explaining love affairs that amplifys passion, I especially like the back and forth by the 2 artist showing a dynamic side but as the album comes to a end the highlights outweigh the cons as this was an easy listen I can easily see succeeding in the right markets.  Follow him on Instagram @benjamineliasmusic.

Rating: 7/10

Highlights: Hooks, Arrangment

Dislikes: Complacency