Updated: Apr 1
When Future and Drake teamed up once again on their newest single "Life Is Good", the internet went crazy. People everywhere started using the caption "Life Is Good" on their Instagram and Twitter selfies. Therefore, it is no doubt that "Life Is Good" made the listeners feel some type of way. But, was this type of way good?
If the challenge was to describe the sound on the single "Life Is Good" with one word, the word would be "quality". "Life Is Good" is exactly what one would expect out of two of the most well known and highly respected rappers in the game. It has gotten to the point where we can just consider Drake and Future veterans when it comes to releasing hit music. They have worked together before on many different singles, tracks, and projects like their 2015 joint album "What a Time To Be Alive". "Life Is Good's" sound follows one of Drake and Future's signature styles. They like to start off the track one way for half of the song and do the second half of the song in a completely different way. We have seen this on songs like "Grammys", "Nothings Into Somethings", "Pound Cake/Paris Morton Music 2", "Baptiize", and more. We see this again on "Life Is Good". The single starts off with Drake doing his typical mixture of singing and rapping at a slow and relaxed tempo. The beat is slow and calming, it truly sends "feel good" vibrations into the brain of the listener. This part of the song is perfect music for cruising down the highway or through the hills on a sunny day. Then, with a smooth transition, there comes the second part of the song. This transition is so smooth that you can tell that Drake and Future are veterans in the game just by hearing it. The second part of the song is Future rapping with his signature tone and on a beat that has the perfect amount of bass bumping. "Life Is Good's" sound no doubt receives a 10/10 on our Intersect 1-10 rating scale.
The lyrics can (and will) make any listener feel rich and happy. For the 3 minutes and 58 seconds that the single is playing, each lyric is very reflective of how Drake and Future live after they have paid many dues and worked very hard their whole lives. Hence the title, "Life Is Good". On the beginning part of the song, we hear Drake spit bars like "b**ch this is fame, not clout" and "haven't done my taxes I'm too turnt up". On the second part of the song, the hook is literally "100,000 for the cheapest ring on a ni*ga finger lil b**ch". In summary, the lyrics truly relate to how lavish Drake and Future live. It is a "flex" song essentially, and the two of them definitely earned the right to flex a little. On our Intersect rating scale of 1-10, the rapping on "Life Is Good" receives a 10/10.
THE ART BEHIND THE SINGLE
The art is as simple as Drake and Future made a song about how they have finally "made it" from humble beginnings. They are exercising their bragging rights after many accomplishments. I think the song communicates this perfectly, from the title to the sound, to the lyrics. On our Intersect rating scale of 1-10, the art behind the single receives a 10/10.
IF YOU LIKE THIS SONG YOU SHOULD ALSO LISTEN TO:
If you like the change in sound half-way through the song: "Grammys" by Drake feat. Future
If you like the bass bumping beat: "Unicorn Purp" by Future feat. Young Thug & Gunna
Again, "Life Is Good" is quality. On our Intersect 1-10 rating scale, the single receives a total score of 10/10. Listen to the single below.