It was inspired by horror films
G-Eazy said that he wanted the album to be like a soundtrack to a horror film. "I wanted it to feel like dark, cinematic vibe," he said. He explained that he wanted the album to sound like a soundtrack to a horror film and that he drew inspiration from the work of gothic specialist Tim Burton and horror auteur Wes Craven. Piano and foggy synths appear throughout the album and give it a cohesively dark sound.
Though the song that he felt best captured that horror vibe the best was track #9 (feat. Grace), the darkness is present from the jump. The soundtrack to G-Eazy's album trailer (watch below) is actually the first two songs on the album.
In the intro, he recites the same Dylan Thomas poem that Michael Caine recited in "Interstellar." “Do not go gentle into that good night… Rage, rage against the dying of the light." He then jumps into the second song, which is called "Random," and like many songs on the album, it's a banger but with a darker feel, a dark intensity that indeed conjures up nighttime images.