By Matt MacKenzie
RIYL: G-Eazy, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole
Suggested Tracks: Black Spiderman, 1800-273-8255 (Suicide Hotline)
If you have not listened to any of Logic’s albums (Under Pressure, The Incredible True Story and Bobby Tarantino), all of them are worth the time. The albums follow a chronological story about the last society of humans searching for a new world which they call “Paradise.” His first album, Under Pressure, takes place before the adventure to “Paradise” begins, where one of the astronauts is traveling to the space station prior to departure. Then The Incredible True Story tells of the journey to “Paradise” with scenes telling of the main duo’s journey, ultimately ending the album with the two landing on “Paradise.” Finally, with the release of Everybody, we learn two things. One: that the duo focused on in the previous album are still yet to navigate the planet “Paradise” and that we can expect one more album from Logic in the future.
Stated before Everybody came out, Logic wanted this album to focus on issues that this world faces today. Addressing sexuality, racial intolerance and depression/suicide, Logic wants the people that listen to this album to know that we as a species need to come together in peace and accept those that are different than us. What I took from this album is that we cannot judge those of different race, sexuality and religious belief until we have experienced what those different than us experience every day.
Everybody does not follow the super positive vibes and somewhat fast pace that both Under Pressure and The Incredible True Story have had. The album is still enjoyable because it brings in a slower tone like how Mac Miller had done with The Divine Feminine. Songs like “Black Spider Man,” “1-800-273-8255” (also known as Suicide Hotline), and “Everybody” were released before the album and brought high hopes. With the release, songs like “Hallelujah,” “AfricAryaN,” and “Anziety” set a mood for the album and bring it into a new age for Logic’s music. As the next (and hinted, last) album slowly creeps towards release, I am excited to see what Logic has been saving for last, yet I don’t want him to stop doing what he does.