Lil Tjay - Destined 2 Win
Apr 2, 2021
53
coming off the back of his great debut, destined 2 win was destined 2 fail. his 2019 debut perfectly encapsulated the melodic trap wave that peaked that year when artists like Polo G, Quando Rondo, and YNW Melly were popping off. his vocals were perfect, he had infectious melodies, and the only thing that could be improved was his production (which was a little lackluster but still crazy atmospheric and perfectly mixed). i was excited when the first single of this album, "Move On", dropped. It had crazy layering and atmosphere in the beat, and instead of using piano like he always does, it used twinkly strings. If more songs that improved on the production and turned his songs from 'atmospheric' to 'cinematic', maybe he could actually improve, but the rest of the songs turned out to be a walmart version of those in his debut. in this album he stopped using his full vocal range, he sounded more whiny, beats became less atmospheric, and the piano didn't sound rich like before. i'm not really disappointed because he's already shown us his best version of melodic trap and shown (with his 2020 mixtape) that he can't really switch up his style.
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Apr 3, 2021
Completely agree
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