MITMondays: Future- Save Me
This past Friday Future released a 7 track EP entitled Save Me. I knew this EP was on the horizon because of two factors. The first was Ciara had just announced her red table talk interview dropping earlier in the week. The later is that there was a spike in “Toxic Masculinity” rhetoric being spewed on my timeline. Save Me is the second drop from Future this year and I’m here to let you know that this is a solid one. Off the jump you knew we were getting a different Future due to the project being categorized under R&B/Soul. I was genuinely confused, I lowkey thought I downloaded the wrong album. Once I pressed play, I knew I was in the right place.
The first track, Xanax Dreams, happened to be my least favorite track off the project. I wouldn’t say this is a terrible song but it wasn’t his best either. I really don’t like whatever effect he used on his voice it just didn’t sit well with me. The next track reeled me back in. St. Lucia is where Future is really keeping it real with us. He reminds us that he is in fact still the big dog. One thing he does is admit to his “toxic” ways as he usually does but this time it just hit different. “Treat a good girl like she ran down.”, “Catch an attitude, I’ma go f*ck your friend.”, and last but not least,” Found out I cheated on her and she’ll feed me grapes.”
Please Tell Me is next up and this track easily has the best beat off the project. On this track Future yearns for someone’s daughter to simply hold him down. You can tell that Future really be going through it. Another notable track is Shotgun. When this track first dropped many people said that this song sampled a song by Future’s ex Ciara which was crazy. They claimed the simplest drums in the background of the song was the basis for the connection. I refuse to believe that he sampled that song just off drums. Now on to my favorite track, Extra. Future is asked why is he so extra and long story short, it’s to mask his pain.
Save Me is a project where Future is crying for help. Hopefully this time he gets it unlike previous failed attempts. This was a solid project in my eyes. It was just a good album and thats ok. Now that we got a new Future project the toxic masculinity levels should settle down for a bit. On our Dylan scale I give this project 3.5. As Always…