Lil West continues to put in work, showcasing a willingness to expand his musical palette. The young rapper has already proven capable of delivering both bangers and emo-tinged ballads, so in that sense, a stripped down beach guitar session seemed inevitable. Now, West has once again linked up with Take A Daytrip and Russ Chell for "Baller," his most intimate single to date. Driven by a blend of 808 kicks and an uplifting chord progression, West waxes poetic about his latest fantasy, allowing himself room to play the romantic lead.
In true 2018 fashion, the song itself does not wear out its welcome, clocking in at a concise two minutes and eighteen seconds. Yet structurally, "Ballers" is well-constructed, and Daytrip & Chell's subtle nuances help add layers to the arrangement. Lyrically, West doesn't reinvent the wheel, but he doesn't necessarily need to. After all, love can be simple in its purest form. Peep the latest from Lil West right now.
I want your body
I'm so excited
I'm good with the timing
I keep my promise