Vic Mensa is a man of many hats. Yesterday, he was out there stormchasin', looking for all manner of smoke with slapstick duo Akademiks and 6ix9ine. While he did issue a few "on sights," it would appear a night of REM sleep has cleared the hostility from his mind. This morning, Vic has decided to put down the boxing gloves for the time being. Instead, he's found himself tapping into the island breeze, finding himself on veering toward the dancehall tip; it's hard to classify this one as anything other than Vic's most radio-friendly single thus far.
Over a percussive, guitar-driven instrumental, an autotune-drenched Mensa spits game to a potential love interest; no longer is he coming through with the bars, but rather dedicating himself to the whims of "the ladies," as per his IG. It's certainly an unexpected stylistic departure for Mensa, though not entirely unwelcome. The song is ultimately catchy, and his melodic chops are solid enough. Still, it's too early to tell whether the experiment is a welcome change of pace, or merely an attempt at applying tried-and-true formulas. Is this the one?
I can't even explain it
I never gon' explain
I know you feel it too
Can you let down your armor
I know it's for your heart
Me gon fight for you like soldier
You a prisoner of war