Logic’s New Album: Everybody

Read here to find out what we think about Logic’s newest album, Everybody

On March 29th, 2017, rapper Logic announced via Twitter that he would be releasing a new album entitled “Everybody,” on May 5th. The album was highly anticipated by listeners.

Before I start off, the Logic fanbase is probably the most defensive group you’ll ever meet, keep that in mind when reading other reviews about literally anything Logic-related. And before you try to discredit my knowledge of the fanbase, I’ve witnessed first hand the fandom in action at the Logic concert last March, and it’s wild. The best way to describe it is comparing it to Lebron fans, they’ll follow him anywhere he goes and will cult-up to defend his name. I’m a Logic fan myself, but to an extent. Unlike the fanbase, I don’t feel obligated to force myself to like artists such as Jon Bellion just because Logic and him are cool. Also unlike the fanbase, I don’t feel obligated to force myself to like everything (get it) that Logic puts out. See, fanbases are obviously formed because they’re a fan of his music, but that doesn’t mean they have to like everything he releases. Even the biggest of Kanye fans will admit that TLOP was a hot mess (myself included, but that’s a whole other review), but Logic fans would justify anything he releases so they appear loyal to their respective fandom. While this information might seem off-topic, it’s so important when understanding the hype about anything Logic puts out.

Right off the bat, the first song on the album, “Hallelujah,” was a genuine Logic song, nothing super different, but it had the typical flow, ad-libs and meaning to assimilate into most of Logic’s music. The song has just about everything, an excerpt of a speech, a random phone call recording and some sort of internal sub-conscious conversation stuck at the end that doesn’t really have anything to do with the verses or the speech. The song is seven minutes of confusion but that doesn’t take away from how well Logic flowed the verse to the random acoustic portion to the speech then phone call, the song never took a break. It was so continuous that you probably won’t even notice that none of them connected meaning wise until you listen to the song a few times.

As you’re going into the second song, “Everybody,” you’re probably too lost trying to figure out the meaning of the first song to catch onto Logic’s insane flow and speed in the first verse of the song. The verse is impressive and clever, but I pretty much forgot about that when the chorus started. The chorus lacked so much depth, the insight that was dropped in the first verse wasn’t continued into the chorus, the chorus is literally “Everybody people, everybody bleed, everybody need something.”

Lastly, the song that I think needs discussion is 1-800-273-8255, the concept of this song is spot on and has a personal meaning to Logic. I recently watched a video on Logic discussing this song, he mentioned how his fans would tell him that his music literally saved their lives, so Logic took this to the booth and tried to put together something that would incorporate what his music has done for his fanbase. The title of this song is actually the phone number for the suicide hotline, and the song includes current popular artists Alessia Cara and Khalid. As much as I want to love this song, I really can’t. The concept is so deep and sensitive that it has to be done right or it could just water down the problem into a corny song, and quite frankly, that’s what it did for me. Logic took a huge risk writing about suicide, but found the most surface-level way to address the problem. In case you don’t know what I’m talking about, here are a few lyrics from the song: “I don’t wanna be alive / I just wanna die today,” then in the next chorus Logic responds: “I want you to be alive / You don’t gotta die today.” It’s not that the lyrics are offensive, because they aren’t, they just make suicide seem like an easy solution; just tell someone that you want them to be alive! Don’t get me wrong, Logic is a really great person and had only good intentions releasing this song, he really wants to help people, but his delivery was missing depth and a more personal take on the issue like how he discussed it in the video.

With all of that being said, Logic had a good idea going with this album but the execution was poor. I respect him as an artist for taking the risk of tackling such heavy topics, but you really can’t condense all of these problems into one album. I also respect him for staying true to the importance of the album concept because whether people like it or not, digital streaming is rotting away the use of the album for many artists. And one final note to the Logic fanbase, this album was written for you so of course you’re going to like it.