The opening track “Party Bounce” is honestly a goofy refreshment with reduced rigid lines where Shears’ vocals hit the open air over warping strings and tom-runs on percussion. His vocals that switch from angelic to nearly spoken word are ultimately graceful and while sonically stimulating, are more of a visual experience through his storytelling and timbre. Describing “You can chase me down the street but I won’t run. We just pulled up the party this will be fun… We’re here — we’re there – I’m in – she’s In,” with bass lines that command the release.
Legacy is essentially able to float over tracks with focuses on the percussion and on the often low-tuned bass that shines throughout tracks like “Sly” or even the title-cut, “Legacy.” As “Sly” opens up, the punk influence starts to break through the wall with harder rallies of instrumentation against a dash and rush of momentum. Enjoy seems to be at its best when Shears is able to write catchy backing music pieces and worry about progressions rather than vocalization. He uses his stacked vocals on “Sly” like layers to a puzzle, almost as if the voice was an instrument instead of being a leading focus.
Later though, his work on the third piece, “Legacy” forms a bond to the more relaxed and ballad style that can thrive under impact rather than speed. His musical formation is continuously entertaining and moving, grasping at the heart through his use of openness. The atmosphere that Shears can create and craft through just two elements becomes the bread and butter in some sense, but then as additional elements are sprinkled in with both his vocals and backing instrumentation, Enjoy becomes more than just a side project.
From top to bottom, Legacy is exhilarating and one of the best ways to spend 30 minutes. The infiltration of jungle sounds and smooth bass lines are enough to pack gentle surprises in every track that jumps into frame.