Yelawolf finally released his sophomore album Love Story. It been a long time he released a studio album, he has released many mixtape in between and they were all great. You could slowly see the evolution of his style from his first album to this album. This album is different because its got some country rock, folkish feel to it. Yelawolf really comes into his own and finds his own lane here. As well I am really enjoying this blend of country rock rap thing he has going on. My favorite songs from this album are “Best Friend Feat: Eminem”, “Love Story”, and “American You”.
“Best Friend” is slow, and almost ominous when it first starts out. It’s got a nice piano in the background, and Yelawolf raps slow along side the beat very well. The lyrics are great talking about his “best friend” whom I am only assuming is God. It’s all great and then Eminem comes in with am amazing tangent. Eminem spits a great verse; Eminem always delivers a good verse. He comes into the verse with vengeance, and kills the track.
“Love Story” has Yela singing to start the track off, and then an electric beat can be heard in the background. It almost sounds like a pump up track, and then as he ends singing he comes in rapping, as he is ready to prove something. The beat is cool with the piano and the electric sound, the both sound nice together. Easily this song caught my ear, because it’s so easy to nod your head along to it and to the beat.
“American You” sounds like a straight country rock song, and it is awesome. I just need a truck and an American flag painted on the back to fit in driving down the freeway blasting this song. Its a great song, its got a good vibe and its really catchy. Its a nice switch up from rap and it shows Yelawolf’s versatility very well, I didn’t know he could sing that good! Also Travis barker on those drums sound pretty nice to me!
This album is great it’s pretty underrated in my opinion. Yelawolf though has always been highly underrated to me in my honest opinion. He has many great tracks on here that are easy to vibe to; he has both folk/country rock and rap songs on here. He has both of these songs to appease fans that want to hear his “hood” songs and he has songs that will attract new fans. This album is worth the listen that is for sure.