The problem with Brighter Days, if any, is the fact that it has become increasingly difficult to differentiate Murs' projects from one another. The Final Adventure, Murs' previous collab with 9th Wonder, sounds similar to Brighter Daze, which resembles Murs' last solo project Have A Nice Life...so on and so forth. Being that every project exemplifies Hip-hop in its purest, this isn't necessarily a horrible thing. But there is something to be said for the art of surprise. In most cases, not knowing what you are getting from a new album keeps anticipation high. Instead Murs tends to focus on overall listenability with Brighter Daze. Smooth crooner tracks like "Lover Murs" and "Get Naked," albeit brief, help shake up the monotony while the Rapsody-assisted "Walk Like A God" and "No Shots" with Mac Miller stand out as the only songs that feel modern amidst the boom-bap heard throughout the rest of the album.
It's hard to go wrong when Murs & 9th Wonder link up. They are undoubtedly one of the most infallible duos in Hip-hop, and being that 2012's The Final Adventure clearly wasn't their last ride, we should expect more stellar collaborations between these two for years to come.