Bilal Hassani dropped his anticipated first studio album called Kingdom. The 19-year-old singer released his album which contains 14 songs and has a total length of 43 minutes. The album is released under the label Low Wood. Bilal wrote on every song on his first album. He wrote together with Medeline who also wrote on his Eurovision song “Roi”, which is not part of Kingdom. However, Madame Monsieur, who also helped to create the ESC entry for France this year, wrote with Bilal and Medeline on some songs on Kindom. The album kicks off with the best fitting song for that. Welcome to my Kingdom is a 1:18min opening with Bilal welcome the listeners to his Kingdom. It features a great beat, great bass and catchy lyrics who set you right in the mood for what is about to happen! Panic is coming afterward as the first full-length song of the album. Lyrics are a mix of English and French. The track has a unique electric power sound which sounds epic. Please put your headphone in! With the song and the lyrics, you get the exact feeling Bilal wanted to transfer to the audience with this tune. Poison is the third song on the LP and the first song completely in English. Previously released promo songs Jaloux and Fais beleck are also part of the songs and are as flawless as the other songs. With every track, wigs are flying further. The Flow, Boom X3 and You Should Have Let Me Love You are the three songs co-written by Madame Monsieur. In all three songs, you can see the musical influence and how well they write together. Especially You Should Have Let Me Love You is such a perfect song to end the album with a powerful song. Bilal’s first album Kingdom is a strong full-length album. The tracks have electric influences, are lyrical very personal and unique and most importantly, the whole album delivers 100% Bilal!
- Basic – This song is just empowering and wig snatching like I love Bilal. I can totally see him performing the hell out of this song and the chorus is just so powerful with the trumpets in the background. I need a full orchestra on stage here. Also, love the lyrics here very much.
- Fais beleck – Bilal was once again very smart in releasing this song as a promo song for the album including a full music video. The feeling, the moves in the video and the beats are a