Cut Through the Noise: The Weeknd, G-Eazy ft. Yo Gotti and Cardi B (Week of April 25)


Illustration by Isaac Wert

Addie Warg

Welcome to “Cut Through the Noise,” an Entertainment column from the St. Louis Park Echo covering new music releases. Every week, a different Echo staffer takes on the role as writer, reviewing recent single releases from a variety of artists.


“Call Out My Name” by The Weeknd ★★★★☆

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Ever since his first album “Trilogy,” The Weeknd has never ceased to amaze me. In his beautifully composed six-song EP “My Dear Melancholy,” “Call Out My Name” has emerged as his most popular song with over 106 million listens. “Call Out My Name” truly reflects The Weeknd’s tragically authentic emotions. With smooth lyrics and steady beat escalating up to the chorus, there is no way someone couldn’t fall in love with this track. The Weeknd’s drawn-out lyrics emphasize the raw emotions prevailing throughout the tune. “Call Out My Name” is a go-to song when feeling down or wanting to pour my heart out while aimlessly dancing around the room.


“1942” by G-Eazy (feat. Yo Gotti and YBN Nahmir) ★★★☆☆

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The heart-stopping rapper G-Eazy yet again leaves fans wanting more with this month’s new release of “1942”. The hip-hop/rap single featuring Yo Gotti and emerging artist YBN Nahmir is the bop you’ve been yearning for throughout this dreaded winter. The traditional hip-hop beat is easy to pick up with added twists of sound and style by Yo Gotti and YBN Nahmir that won’t easily be forgotten. With their collective renegade attitudes and anti-establishment message, fellow rebels will feel at home with this song. The flowing lyrics attract other hungry crowds searching for new tunes to jam out to. G-Eazy’s “1942” prevails as the song that will bring all hip hop loving rap fans together once again.


“Money Bag” by Cardi B ★☆☆☆☆

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Cardi B disappointingly fails to display her talent with her new single “Money Bag.” With its harsh electric beats and traplike sound, finding yourself bumping to this one would be a challenge. The song’s repetitiveness reflects a lack of creativity usually seen in Cardi B’s songs. With “Money Bag” repeated 74 times, four minutes start to feel like four hours. As the song begins to end, you finally find what most have been searching for — silence. The choppy beat slowly settles and you’re instantly put at ease. Cardi B obviously was not up to par with this one, disappointing many eager fans across the globe.