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In this smart, lyrically driven album, Alma combined elements of pop, soul, jazz, and spoken word. While her demo release, Pass It On, hinted at the themes of human nature, Tactics is a more calculated attempt to provoke thought about the human condition. It is a confessional of Alma's own nature, touching on topics such as jealousy, addiction, and doubt in God. Vents Magazine describes Alma's vocals on the album as "smooth, soulful and precise, layered with tight background vocal arrangements." Tactics is a must-hear for fans of Emily King, Corinne Bailey Rae, and Melody Gardot.
All songs written by Alma Cook. All vocals arranged & performed by Alma Cook (except "Hotshot" duet featuring Chrissi Hartigan). Produced by Chris Thigpen, who also served as musical director on all songs except "Worn." Recorded at Studio 2424 in Chicago, IL. Engineered, mixed & mastered by Danny Christy with additional production work by Chris Thigpen & Alma Cook. Artwork by Olivia Boyd.