Eternal Atake album review

Album cover for Eternal Atake by Lil Uzi Vert

Album cover for Eternal Atake by Lil Uzi Vert

Zachary Noland

After over two years of teasing the album and constant push backs because of his record label and songs being leaked, Lil Uzi Vert was finally able to release his sophomore album “Eternal Atake.”

 

The first two singles that were released for the album were “Futsal Shuffle 2020” and “That Way,” which both brought a lot of energy and excitement from Uzi. “That Way” sampled the song “I Want It That Way” by the Backstreet Boys, and “Futsal Shuffle 2020” uses voice clips from artist and Uzi’s friend Tyler, the Creator, and from famous interviewer Nardwuar the Human Serviette.

 

Eternal Atake has a futuristic and space theme, which is featured in the skits on the album of him being abducted by aliens.

 

The songs on the album use very alien-like sounds and make everything sound futuristic.

 

The opening track sets the tone of the album and Uzi welcomes everyone to his newest album with a voice-over that says, “Welcome to Eternal Atake” in a very autotuned and futuristic sound, which shows how the album will sound for the rest of the songs.

 

Some of the album’s first songs called “Lo Mein,” “Silly Watch,” “You Better Move” and “Homecoming” have darker sounding production, and Uzi raps with a darker tone and focuses more on rapping.

 

The album then goes to a more uplifting sound and a little more singing is involved for the rest of the tracks.

 

The songs throughout the album bring a lot of high energy, but don’t include a lot of emotional tracks other than “I’m Sorry” and “P2.”

 

The track “I’m Sorry” is a track of Uzi saying that he is sorry for the things he has said in the past and he doesn’t want that to affect how people see him.

 

The track “P2” is the perfect way for Uzi to end his new album because it is a remix of his biggest hit “XO Tour Lif3,” which was the lead single off of his debut album “Luv is Rage 2” and the P2 stands for Part 2, but the song talks about how his relationship with Britanny Byrd that ended is 2017 is still affecting him almost three years later.

 

This album wasn’t as emotional as his last project, but it still brought the same energy as his past projects and showed that he is back to making music consistently.