‘High Off Life’ proves nothing more than satisfactory

Future utilizes experience, skill

Fair use from Epic Records.

Fair use from Epic Records.

Tenzin Gyaldatsang

On May 15, Future dropped his eighth studio album, “High Off Life.” According to HYPEBEAST, the album is projected to take the top spot on the Billboard 200 chart. Even though this statistic seems achievable, while looking deeper into the album, I don’t think this would be deserved.

Tracks like “Life Is Good” and “Solitaires” show some high spots in the album. The chorus and beat mesh well together, and they are overall very memorable and unique songs. The upbeat, trap tracks that Future produces are great, as it’s his bread and butter. His experience in the trap genre is put on display in this album. 

Even though there are some tracks in particular that are fan favorites doesn’t mean the whole album is a hit. Most of the songs center around the same topics: fame, money and sports cars. The album has 21 tracks, and most of them aren’t unique or special. It comes to a point where the songs feel recycled and bland. 

For example, “Trapped In The Sun” has a smooth flow, and the light autotuned chorus compliments the beat well. Future understands his mistakes and his wrongdoings as a person in “Accepting My Flaws.” In “Touch The Sky,” Future shows content with his lavish lifestyle. Future expresses himself through his music by giving certains tracks a theme.

Future plays to his strengths well, and it is shown. All the tracks have the same, profit-making style that the fans enjoy. Although it is a good track, “Solitaries” feels very unpolished and raw. I’m assuming that it was made recently, as it mentions the coronavirus. Featuring Travis Scott, the track starts off on the right foot, but by the third verse, that newfound energy was lost.

“High Off Life” displays Future’s strengths well. I would recommend the album to those who enjoy listening to trap. I was not impressed by it, but it certainly passes the eye test.

“High Off Life” : ★★★☆☆