Most debut albums don’t open with guest spots by much loved, yet reclusive stars like Erykah Badu. ‘Indigo’ is different. As the debut album by RM, better known as a member of the global superstar K-Pop group BTS, there’s a level of expectation already in place thanks to his central role in writing the group’s numerous hits. Striking out on his own he folds in an impressive list of collaborators including Anderson .Paak and Korean Hip Hop star Tablo on an album that takes in Pop and EDM but is at its best when RM is flexing his rap skills. Sliding seamlessly from English to Korean and back again, his vocals shift from bold, strong rap to softly sung ballads. While collaborative tracks dominate, the highlight ‘Lonely’ is a fully solo work that starts as an uptempo Indie cut before slipping through a rising Dance Pop chorus, through a brief Rap interlude and back into loosely sketched Indie Pop. It’s a disorientating journey that matches the tumult at the heart of his lyrics, drawing on the loneliness of global touring. A master of genre and collaboration, the debut from RM finds him in new company but just as able to craft pure Pop as with his more familiar group.