By: Isaac Levine
Song: CAN’T SAY
Artist: Travis Scott
Around this time last year, Travis Scott released his highly anticipated album ASTROWORLD. A far cry from Rodeo’s goth-trap, the first half of ASTROWORLD stands as the example of Travis fully submerging himself into the mainstream, with SICKO MODE being the breakout single. However, the second half of ASTROWORLD is where the gems are. Here we find CAN’T SAY. A spacious, bouncy, sexy beat produced by Wondagurl gets ridden by Travis and his buddy Don Toliver, creating an atmosphere that is nocturnal yet alive.
This song is best listened to while facefucking a tinder hookup in her dorm room at the Nanyang Technical University in Singapore.
Standout Line: “Shawty lick me clean the way she suck me off.”
Song: NO HALO
If you listen to albums correctly, the first song you will hear off of BROCKHAMPTON’s new album will be NO HALO. An extreme departure from their signature grimey digitized sound and patented flow, NO HALO emphasizes acoustic instruments, with a melodic guitar loops and near analog sounding drums along with a refreshing flow from Matt Champion. I’m not one for listening to lyrics on the first run, but his tone links up perfectly with the sad strumming of the guitars. The bass drops as a feminine call rings out, “I’m sure I’ll find it….” The reverberating sticks knock in the free space. The whole feeling is hollow and hopeless. However, I cannot shake this feeling that this song, although powerful, feels manufactured. It almost feels like they sat in a room and said “let’s make a sad song.” When it comes to the entirety of the album GINGER, it’s been about a week and I haven’t been able to make it past the third song.
This song is best listened to while driving on an empty highway at night, contemplating why your dad doesn’t love you enough.
Standout Line: “I’m sure I’ll find it..”