“F*CK LOVE” is a helluva debut album by The Kid LAROI.
5. SAME THING
“Same Thing” sounds like a Roddy Ricch song… You guys like Roddy Ricch, right?
“Same Thing” is one of the few songs on F*CK LOVE that doesn’t sound sad as s**t. Don’t get me wrong, The Kid LAROI sings about treating his chick wrong and being treated wrong by her on the song, but he also blesses us with a hook that is catchy and does work over a beat that is pretty lively.
4. TELL ME WHY
In “Tell Me Why,” The Kid LAROI pays homage to his fallen friends.
As expected, “Tell Me Why” features an emotional trap beat, emotional lyrics, and an emotional vocal performance. While The Kid LAROI does a fantastic job of letting us know how he feels about all of the sad-ass s**t that is happening around him in the song, he does fail to explain why he sounds like someone that just got a big-ass strip of tape ripped off of his back vocally.
The Kid LAROI and Lil Mosey unite for “WRONG.”
On “Wrong,” The Kid LAROI and Lil Mosey sound like two jits that are willing to gift their respective chicks with toxins, their hearts, and all of their Dave and Busters tickets. Though the song boasts a piano-heavy beat that oozes of emotional trap vibes, you get versions of the two rappers that are unchained, brash, and vulnerable.
“MAYBE” is one helluva intro!
“MAYBE” is powered by a powerful trap beat that has a splash of gentleness attached to it. Over it, The Kid LAROI sings both crazily and timidly about the importance of looking in the mirror when in a relationship. While I believe the Australian rapper’s singing in the song is more than capable of breaking a few glasses, there’s something about the raw emotions he shows that I absolutely love!
The Kid LAROI and Juice WRLD go back and forth on “GO.”
“GO” features infectious melodies, emo lyrics, and a beat that you’re supposed to both cry and nod your head to. Though Juice WRLD makes the song amazing, I thought Kid LAROI definitely held his own with a verse and hook that displays how fearless of an artist he is.
It’s unbelievable how much Juice WRLD has influenced a generation of rappers.
SONG BY SONG BREAKDOWN
1. BOOTY CALL (SKIT) (N/A)
2. MAYBE (4/5)
3. WRONG (4/5)
4. I WISH (3/5)
5. NOT FAIR (3/5)
6. BATHROOM (SKIT) (N/A)
7. GO (5/5)
8. TELL ME WHY (4/5)
9. SAME THING (4/5)
10. NEW GUY (SKIT) (N/A)
11. ERASE U (4/5)
12. RUNNING (3/5)
13, WISH YOU WELL (SKIT) (N/A)
14. NEED YOU MOST (SO SICK) (3/5)
15. SELFISH (3/5)
I think it’s pretty obvious that Lil Bibby wants The Kid LAROI to be the next Juice WRLD. While I do not see that happening, I do admit, LAROI is very talented!
Literally, every single song on F*CK LOVE is on some emo s**t. Throughout the album, The Kid LAROI spills his guts out about losing love, being done wrong, and needing a hug. He also sings like someone that is on the verge of suicide and does work over beats that will make you want to cry. If you are going through a breakup, I can see the album truly resonating with you; if you are not, I can see it being hella annoying. Whatever the case may be, you have to appreciate all of the raw emotions that The Kid LAROI shows on F*CK LOVE — his debut album.
Quincy is the creator of Ratings Game Music. He loves writing about music, taking long walks on beaches, and spaghetti that fights him back.