July is a momentous month for the Sweets, Malice (government name Crystal) and Mario. After four years of marriage, the couple welcomed their first child, a healthy baby boy, on July 4th. Now, they are ready to accomplish another family milestone, the release of their second studio project Enjoy:Like:Love.
Building off the success of their debut EP Happy 2 Year - which earned love from tastemakers including KEXP 90.3, KUBE 93, SoulBounce, The Seattle Times, Kevin Nottingham, The Stranger, and BBC Radio - Malice and Mario return with a varied collection of good mood music drawing inspiration from the carefree nature and outsized characters of the ‘80s. The musical stylings range from slinky neo-soul to candy-paint funk to bounce-influenced hip hop to smooth grooves, but all come from a place of happiness: happiness with life, happiness with love, and happiness with being in love.
Production on Enjoy:Like:Love is handled by esteemed beat smiths including Vitamin D, Justo (of The Physics), Tall Black Guy, Evil Needle, Swish and Jake One, who among other cuts produces album opener “Flo Joe.”