A SUCKER FOR PUMPS
TiRon and Ayomari’s album A Sucker for Pumps, released Sept. 13, is a testament to the duo being suckers for the feminine identity. As they examine the past, present, and potential future in romantic relationships, TiRon and Ayomari explore a multitude of emotions that define relationships, from infatuation and love, to angst and disconnection. The album teeters between optimism and pessimism, and even the pessimistic moments still lend a glimmer of hope, or at least a fatalistic outlook to intemperance.
The album is structured by tracks like “Her Theme Song,” “M.F.G.,” and “You Got It,” all celebrating the female form and mystique. These really outline the preliminary fascination that initiates the “sucker process,” and are the hopeful element that makes the temptation tangible. The dark elements of the album exist on tracks such as “Jack Kerouac” and “Thing Go Right,” which explore demise of a love relationship. Both artists are quick to try and document both the male and female perspectives, and be somewhat self-deprecating in their own accountability in the downfall. “I’d Rather” highlights relatable trust issues, and one’s willingness to endure pain in a poor relationship rather than seek another lover.