Well, we were patient in our waiting, but the big day is finally here. Stacy Money has finally released his new mixtape, LALALAND, and based on my first listen, it exceeds any expectations I held prior to release. This rising star has been on my radar for just a few months now, but by showcasing the full scope of unique artistry that he holds in this tape, I truly believe that I discovered him on the brink of absolute explosion. LALALAND is 18 tracks of melodic, smooth energy and infectious, anthemic songs, meshing together to form a solid piece of work that any listener can identify with in some sense. Stacy covers themes such as love, ambition, success, and triumph, all of which bounce right off of stellar production placements from Cor Blanco, Captain Crunch, Xanboy, and zJakkies, among others.
I could go about this one all day, but if there’s one element of praise that this write-up should leave the tape with, it’s that each song truly feels like it was handcrafted in a way that masters the art of creating a vivid aesthetic using the intersection of sound and lyricism. Stacy Money holds skills in songwriting and structuring far beyond his years, with each offering on LALALAND acting as a testament to this skill. Be sure to check it out for yourself below and let us know what you think in the comment section!