Lil Yachty took his core fans sailing Tuesday night in New York to the tunes of his new project Summer Songs 2. It was appropriately titled for the calm summer breeze off the Hudson River, while attendees enjoyed refreshing drinks and melodic vibes off of the mixtape through their headphones provided by Beats and Fader.
After we got the chance to soak in the sounds, Yachty emerged on the boat, and we all gathered to listen carefully to the captain's Q&A. The interview, coupled with the exclusive short film presented by Fader, helped us learn a few things about Yachty. The most outstanding of which really reflects on his desires to remain original and showcase his individuality as a beacon for those who do not feel accepted.
It's a little hard to define Lil Yachty, which could be a blessing or a curse. He shows his musical versatility and very tender side on this project, going through a series of romantic stories and heartbreaking tales that clearly expose his vulnerability — that is sure to attract an all-female audience.
Surprisingly the entire project is nothing like his singles, as he notably travels through memory lane before he became famous. Though we understand it is apart of his sound and its cultivation, it would have been nice to hear less Auto-Tune. Throughout the project songs bleed together, whereas you may not be able to tell where one ends and the next begins, which adds an element of continued intrigue. Yachty makes it clear this project isn't as cinematic as his previously released records but wholeheartedly shows who he is as an artist.