Reliving the Good Life!

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By Dristy Rahman

The best part about music is how it brings back memories and feelings which you had left behind. Songs can make you want to live, and it makes you feel like you are a part of something bigger and greater. When I first heard the song ‘Good life’ by G-Eazy and Kehlani, I listened to it on repeat. It is one of the singles from The Fate of the Furious: The Album, which came out sometime in March 2017. Both artists are kind of a big deal, particularly G-Eazy, whose profile seems to have elevated tremendously.

The previous Fast and the Furious songs are super catchy and some might not find this one as appealing as the others. Then again, this song is for those who can actually relate to it. Sometimes we get attracted to the music, and sometimes the lyrics. I won’t say it has a splendid mix of both, but it has a nice blend of both a good thought and rhythm.

Kehlani kicks things off with the pre-hook and hook. Essentially, she boasts about just how high-flying life is. There are two key lyrics that stand out during these sections.  The first is when she sings, ‘Straight up from nothing we go, higher than the highest skyscraper.’ The second, excerpted from the hook, simply states, ‘We put the good in the good in the good life. We put the bad in the past, now we alright.’ Lyrically this isn’t deep, but Kehlani sets the tone early on, and later confirms it.

Those who watched Fate of The Furious would definitely be able to picture the scenes from the movie, as it captivates the essence of the movie. We are emotionally attached to the movie (those of us who watched it). The whole Fast and Furious franchise makes us nostalgic and sentimental. It makes us want to be free and live our life to the fullest. The song merely acts as a regent that holds onto those emotions and gives us a sense of completeness. This is a perfect song to play when you go on a trip with friends or when you are feeling down.

Musically, I won’t claim for it to be something extra-ordinary, but it has a great mix of RnB and Rap. We can call this a typical American song giving you the typical American vibes. Clearly, G has rolled with his homies, who have proved to be his true friends. Kehlani later confirms this on the bridge, ‘Damn right, from the bottom we rise. So high, now we cover sky lights. We’re building an empire. We owe it all to each other.’

This song is about teamwork, about bonding, and about friendship. It is a classic example of starting from the bottom and reaching the top by supporting each other. Hence, the relevance and liking towards it. Both G-Eazy and Kehlani did a fine job with their respective performances, but they don’t reinvent the game. Even though ‘Good Life’ seems to lack transcendence, it’s still worth listening to. I’ll rate it 8/10!

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