XXXTentacion is a curious case. The divisive rapper has emerged from his creative cave to unleash a pair of singles from his forthcoming project(s). Followers might recognize this one from one of X’s various Instagram stories. The man has a wealth of fire on deck. Love him or hate him, the versatility is undeniable. Some have speculated that X would be following in 17’s footsteps, opting for a more polished production aesthetic. It would appear “Sad!” fits that mold. With a lo-fi synth string loop and crisp percussion, the melodic ballad showcases X’s ear for melody.
XXXTentacion Is In His Feelings On “Sad!”
Once again, the young Floridian is veering into emo territory, at least thematically; there’s plenty of pining and lamenting to be found. Even his cadences are reminiscent of some of the genre’s more tormented. Still, the track is a solid addition to his catalog; hopefully he can continue down this direction when Skins, Bad Vibes Forever, & ? see the light of day.
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