Strange Music is home to many rappers who take pride in their abilities of raw lyricism. It's one of the few record labels that emphasize lyricism to that extent. Mind you, it's a requirement to be lyrically inept if you're signed to Tech N9ne. ¡MAYDAY! has not taken a moment for granted since signing to Strange Music. The dynamic hip hop group has been working relentlessly with two of their members also simultaneously working on solo projects while putting in work with the group. As they announced their album Search Party back in June via Facebook Live, they've been officially in roll out mode for the past few weeks.
Earlier this month, they dropped the first video off of their project for "Do," today they return with another single off of the project "A Better Place." It's an uplifting joint with a catchy hook that draws you in off the top. The two rappers use the song as a moment to appreciate getting through troubled times. With the hook going, "it's alright, it's alright/it's okay, it's okay/it's all good, it's all love/ I think we're in a better place" it's a reflection of the mind state of going through a rough patch and prospering past that moment.
The song was produced by Danny "Keys" Perez of The Pushers. While The Pushers themselves also produced "Airplane Mode" by the group, which dropped in June. While it is credited as Danny on his own, he does some great work on the song and gives it a bit of a funk vibe that helps bring out the vocals on the hook.
With ¡MAYDAY! upcoming album Search Party dropping on September 8th, the group have been pushing some incredible singles. ¡MAYDAY! has been really consistent with their releases so it's no doubt that their forthcoming album with be dope.
Man I shoot the demons,
I want more for my people
Even took the grievin'
And made change that aimed to get hooked to ceilings