Vince Staples’ self-titled album is his first release in three years
Vince Staples, a hip-hop artist and rapper from California, released his self-titled album, Vince staples, July 9 via Blacksmith Recordings and Motown Records. This 10-track project captures Staples’s childhood in Long Beach as well as his transition to a future full of personal growth. As Staples’ first full-length release since 2018, this LP delves into a vulnerable, yet wise, side of the singer’s personality.
In addition to the music, Staples released lyrics videos for each song on the album and a music video for “Law of Averages”. The video features Staples alongside other characters with oddly CGI smiles stuck to their faces. The impact of this visual effect creates a political commentary that accompanies the lyrics.
Staples comments on the new LP, saying, “This project really gives a lot more information about me that wasn’t there before. That’s why I chose this title. I feel like I tried to tell the same story. As you move forward in life, your perspective changes. It’s another view of myself that I might not have had before.
Additionally, Staples includes spoken interludes (similar to rap group BROCKHAMPTON) that bring audiences into the finer points of their lives. An interlude, “THE APPLE AND THE TREE,” features her mother reflecting on situations where she has let her anger control her behavior and how she regrets getting upset. Throughout the album, listeners are greeted inside Staples’ heads, as he speaks out about the anxieties that accompany him, whether his friends are real or not, or whether the musical success keeps him away from him. its roots.
Staples acknowledges that this project is different from his work in the past and recognizes how lucky he is to have fans who will explore this project with him. He says, “I’m more of a spirit than an artist for a lot of people. I appreciate that my fan base is ready to take this ride with me. I’m ready to diversify what we do and see how we affect the world.
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VINCE STAPLES LIST OF TRACKS:
1. ARE YOU WITH THIS?
2. LAW OF MEANS
3. THE SUNSET CITY
4. THE BRILLIANT
5. TAKE TRAVEL
6. APPLE AND TREE
7. BRING ME HOME
8. LIL FADE
9. LAKEWOOD SHOPPING CENTER