Recommended Tracks: “STAY,” ‘SAME ENERGY,” “BAD NEWS”
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Almost a year ago to the day, The Kid LAROI was so done with relationships, and gave us the first installment of his F*CK LOVE trilogy. Featuring 15 tracks and collabs with artists such as Juice WRLD and Lil Mosey, F*CK LOVE acquainted us with the Australian artist in ways we had never heard before. A few months later, LAROI dropped F*CK LOVE (SAVAGE), which introduced us to his highest streaming song to date, “WITHOUT YOU.” LAROI could have easily ended the trilogy right there, but there was more to be told. Ready to go out with a bang, LAROI is closing his F*CK LOVE era with F*CK LOVE 3: OVER YOU, containing seven tracks that refine what we have come to know about LAROI over the course of this whole project.
As the name implies, F*CK LOVE 3: OVER YOU is not a pleasant stroll through a meadow. Containing the heaviness and raw emotion found on the first two parts of the trilogy, part three finds LAROI grappling with reality and trying his best. As he boasts about hanging out in LA with The Weeknd, like he does on “DON’T LEAVE ME,” or moving on with someone better, like he does on “SAME ENERGY,” there are moments when LAROI admits that he is still tormented by the past. The opening track, “OVER YOU,” very much summarizes this notion, especially in the line, “I look around, I got everything, but I’m still livin’ in hell.”
Aside from LAROI’s expressive lyrics are the extraordinary guest cameos found throughout the EP. There is a new crew of artists on this record, compared to the cameos on parts one and two, who each do their part to make the tracks as special as can be. From the glossy rap of Polo G and Stunna Gambino on “NOT SOBER,” to the familiar pop stylings of Justin Bieber on “Stay,” the EP continues to push LAROI’s sound, and expand on his creativity. Even the final track, “STILL CHOSE YOU,” features the coveted DJ Mustard, who uses his brilliant musical discretion to give the project a proper send-off.
As you go through the songs on F*CK LOVE 3: OVER YOU, you understand why LAROI was so inclined to unleash his feelings. Love can mess with you, pulling you in one moment and leaving you for dead the next. We hear LAROI go back and forth, struggling to figure out where he stands and how he feels about relationships. He thinks about the good times, the bad times, the guilt, the drama, but finally gets things together on the last two tracks. After surrendering to the way things are on “BAD NEWS,” LAROI praises his new relationship on “STILL CHOSE YOU.” He is amazed that he has found love again, and hopes that things will be different this time around.
At 29 tracks, the F*CK LOVE trilogy is an ambitious body of work. LAROI used his adolescent angst to his advantage, finding a way to stay true to himself while connecting with the youth of today. If he is able to put in as much work as he did on each stage of the trilogy for his future releases, then there is no doubt that The Kid LAROI will be selling out major tours and headlining monumental festivals before long.
You can listen to F*CK LOVE 3: OVER YOU on platforms like Spotify and Apple Music.