Wale has been steadily teasing new music for a minute now, and while some have wondered whether the lyricist was in the midst of a pot-committed bluff, it would appear he’s officially ready to move his chips onto the table.
Enter his brand new single “Flawed,” an emotionally captivating break-up ballad that finds him uniting with the ever-feature-ready Gunna for the first time. As one might have expected, there’s a low-key feel to the instrumental, which blends elements of bass guitar and pitched-up vocals in one lush package.
Thematically, Wale seems to be channeling some vintage LL Cool J, aiming to reposition himself as a viable Mr. Right despite a few hiccups in the early stages.
Gunna tags in to plead his own case, his cadence the perfect complement to the warm production from Mike Hector. And while Wale attempted to speak to the heart, Gunna shifts his focus to the libido, doing his best to spark nostalgia for those intimate nights in.
Though it’s likely this track won’t be appreciated by all demographics, it’s still an interesting look for Wale and Gunna, two of the most melodically-savvy rappers in the game.