&BBeing an openly gay music artist and aiming to create songs and lyrics that reflect your community is a bold act for any emerging pop artist. Gold deserves credit for his earnest lyrics and tackling topics that are too taboo for mainstream radio pop.

His R electronic dance pop ditties cover topics such as gay relationships, gender identity and even crystal meth addiction. The album topics are deceptively heavy, while the sound of the album is similar to Justin Timberlake minus the amazing beats.

The monotonous flow of the album is a disappointment as Gold has the pipes and smooth sensibility to churn out better pop than what’s created on Systems.

Grade: C-

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