#NewMusicMonday - The Way Life Goes

Chie TamadaComment

New Music:
The Way Life Goes

Featured Artist: Lil Uzi Vert

This week's #NewMusicMonday pick is a heartfelt track called "The Way Life Goes" by Lil Uzi Vert. Uzi is an American Hip Hop artist from Philadelphia, known for releasing a number of mixtapes with guest features from widely known aritsts such as Wiz Khalifa, Young Thug, Pharrell, and Future. The track is actually an interpolation of one of my favorite songs ever, "Landslide", by the London-based indie duo, Oh Wonder. The beat of "Landslide" is sampled throughout the track and the duo's lyrics are used as the main chorus for Uzi's track. 

"I know it hurts sometimes but you'll get over it
You'll find another life to live
I swear that you'll get over it
I know you're sad and tired
You've got nothing left to give
You'll find another life to live
I know that you'll get over i

I fell in love with this song as soon as I came across it on Spotify's New Music Playlist. Though the original is still one of my favorites, I couldn't help but appreciate seeing these new artists experiment with different genres and collaborating with artists completely outside of their realm. I was also super excited to finally feature a track by a hip hop artist on my #NewMusicMonday project. Since the track, along with the entire album, Luv is Rage 2, is inspired by post-heartbreak feelings I wanted to express the same emotions in both my lettering and color choices. 

Give it a listen and let me know what you think!

P.S. For those of you who were curious, here's the original "Landslide" track by Oh Wonder. 

Like what you hear? Listen to the rest of Spotify's New Music Friday playlist here