October 31st was the official release date of Clint Norway‘s Teenage Wasteland. The North Carolina native is one of the co-founders of #FangLife, and is becoming a ticking time bomb with each single he releases. It’s a shame that projects such as these are overlooked by many. I really enjoyed the mass variety of this album production wise. This free project may seem to be heavily targeted to a much younger and amicable audience, but the topics discussed on specific tracks make you wonder what drives the youth to revolt at certain ages. The collaborations from his fellow #Fanglife crew members bring the project an even more diverse sound from one track to another.
I really enjoyed how the project started with “Fony.” I enjoyed how the sober and musing wordplay matched the murky and eerie production on the track. There were two tracks that I personally felt could have been left out. “Let It Go” felt like a track that was simply put in to increase the number of tracks on the project. The lyrical performance from Clint on this particular track was impressive as usual, but the production and hook seemed pretty dull. I really enjoyed the “Hemp” interlude, but I felt that it was way too long to be a repetitive melody. My favorite track on the entire mix tape was “Elevators.” The production on this track was top tier at minimum. The lyrical delivery of Clint blended so well with the instrumental, that you may easily fail to realize how dark and gloomy the concept of the song was.
From enjoying life with friends, getting over a bad break up, barely getting by financially, to referencing old anime shows, Teenage Wasteland has a song for every occasion, but I feel that the overall goal of the project was to sedate its listeners by describing the struggles and sacrifices of a talented and inspiring artist with little exposure. Overall, this project made me feel like a thief for getting it for free.
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