For my second post this week I am going to be talking about Trippie Redd’s album titled A Love Letter To You 4 which is the 4th installment in the A Love Letter To You series. I am super excited for this album and to talk about it so let me get right into it.
This post might be a little long because I have a lot to talk about in this post, I’m going to start off with the A Love Letter To You series. The first A Love Letter To You came out in 2017 and is my favorite Trippie Redd project to date because there is something about the lackluster production, raw and unidentified sound, and authenticity of the project that makes it a classic in my opinion, and also of the 4 projects, it is the most close to being “A love letter” it is full of emotion from virtually start to finish and is full of passion and pain, some emotions that Trippie is in tune with at all times. Later that year he released A Love Letter To You 2 which is also full of these slowed down and real chilled out songs and sticks to the overall theme but a little less, at this point Trippie is mainstream and the release of this didn’t do so good as the other A Love Letter To You album. A little while after this we get his debut album titled Life A Trip which is in competition with the original A Love Letter To You project as my favorite Trippie project, it was top 10 of 2018 and is still great in my opinion, this project once again proved that he is one of the best to come out in the last few years. A few month after this we got, you guessed it, another A Love Letter To You project and this will be number 3, in my opinion is the worst of the 4 but it had its good moments, thats all. Around the middle of this year we got the worst Trippie album to date titled ! (exclamation mark). Not much about this album was good as a matter of fact you can go back to my early posts and read the review I made on it because I did do one. Were here now, A Love Letter To You 4 an album that I so desperately wanted to be good, after his last album and A Love Letter To You 3 I kind of strayed away from his music, except my two favorites but anything new he put out I just didn’t care because the last two just killed it for me. This series is a new classic, it has built itself a legacy so I didn’t want to see another bad album in the series so how do I feel?
Lets start by saying, I love how it starts off, with something that can be described as a love letter, in a way. But, songs like “Who Needs Love”, “Love Sick”, “Love Me More”, “6 Kiss (feat. Juice WRLD & YNW Melly)”, “Till The End of Time”, & “Can You Rap Like Me Pt.2 (feat Chris King)” are what make this album great. A few of the songs I listed are the songs that require less production and are driven by pain and passion or really high energy. Now I like a lot of the songs and I don’t feel like listening the other 9 or 10 songs but just know I really like them, I’m going to list the ones I don’t like and why I don’t like them then you can go back and eliminate the bad ones to see which ones I like. “This Ain’t That (feat. Lil Mosey)” DEFINITELY does NOT need Lil Mosey, him and his presence ruin the track because of his lack of energy he brings to the track, its just not good, then “All for Me (feat. Smokepurpp)” really let me down because I genuine like purpp and he just didn’t deliver honestly and too much auto tune in my opinion, and I love Travis Scott so when I say too much auto tune you know its too much auto tune. “The Grinch” isn’t good either but I mean I get the reason for it, you need that one song for the concerts and the mosh pits, it reminds me of “Syphilis” off of Death Race for Love by Juice Wrld, a good album that has that one song that is atrocious. “RMP” and “M’s (feat. Lil Yachty & Pi’erre Bourne”) are just songs that I don’t wanna talk about, you ever hear a song and you just don’t want to talk about it because same, its just really bad. Thats it for the songs I really don’t like, 5 songs out of the 21 is pretty good in my opinion but that does lead me into my next point, having long albums like this one only gives a higher chance for more songs to be bad and hated, Trippie is lucky it was only about 5 and not 15. One thing that I want to talk about before I start wrapping this up is the sound of it and why it can be misleading, A Love Letter To You 4 is the title, but my problem is that it starts off strong and like “A Love Letter” but makes a left turn and goes somewhere else then finishes strong with the last 3 especially the last track being a little throw back to the first A Love Letter To You tape but I don’t appreciate the length and how it does go all over the place sometimes in the project and doesn’t stick to the overall theme. Other than this I think its great, definitely the second best in the installment so it’ll be A Love Letter To You 1, 4, 2, 3 in order from best to worst.
Some quick things i’d like to add before I go over my final thoughts. In the song “6 Kiss (feat. Juice WRLD & YNW Melly)” there are sounds that remind me of super smash bros but from doing research I’ve come to find out that they are form an anime called sailor moon and I think they fit in very nicely to the whole vibe to the song. In the song “Love Sick” there are fire works at the end and a little bit throughout the song which are my favorite parts of the album, they just add such a good element to the song. Hearing X’s voice at the end of “All For Me (feat. Smokepurpp)” is good because he is paying tribute as he always does in his music. Hearing “I love Trippie Redd” is totally refreshing to me because that is one of my favorite artist tags and give a little bit of a throw back to the A Love Letter To You 2 days. My final piece of enjoyment from this album is the usage of the guitar, I think the guitar or any strings instrument is the best because of just how it sounds, also Trippie works well on beats with guitars.
This was a great album from Trippie but would be better if it was shortened and if some of the bad tracks were taken off because i’m visualizing how much better it would be without those songs and it would have potential as being the best or his best piece of work. It has a lot of great moments, one of my favorite has nothing to do with the music but with the cover art, it is how it should be in this case, trippy, Trippie’s covers are always trippy and thats on purpose. I would give this a solid 7/10, the songs I don’t like and the format/structure of the album prevent it from being 9/10or 10/10 in all honesty but it might be a favorite of the year for me to be honest.
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