After breaking the news on social media earlier this week, GRAMMY® Award-winning Atlanta hip-hop superstar and multiplatinum trailblazer Future serves up his brand new EP, Save Me, tomorrow June 7.
Save Me might just be his most vulnerable, visual, and vital statement yet. This time around, he widens the scope of his signature sound through integration of icy guitars and sparse beats. The opener “XanaX Damage” allows his warbling croon to take flight over delicate acoustic strumming. Meanwhile, “St. Lucia” splits between adlibs about “Tommy Lee and Pam” and “the preacher” as he weaves together a narrative of temptation calling. “Please Tell Me” hinges on a priceless chant of, “Please, please tell me it’s one of a kind,” and “Shotgun” blasts off a tightly wound hook. Everything crescendos towards the somber final transmission “Love Thy Enemies” where guitar entwines with the plea, “I need angels, I need angels,” on its way off to the heavens.
For the artwork and photography, Future enlisted the talents of none other than disruptive high-fashion house Enfants Riches Déprimés and its visionary founder Henri Alexander Levy [Daft Punk, Billie Eilish]. Together, they envisioned the gothic impressionistic palette seen on the cover, merging black-and-white portraiture with decaying urban charcoal. The piece speaks to the continued evolution of Future's presentation and cements him as a style trailblazer.
The seven-track project arrives hot on the heels of his seventh album, Future Hndrxx Presents: The WIZRD—released in January. Not only did it bow at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 as his fifth solo offering to top the charts, but it also garnered acclaim from Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Consequence of Sound, XXL who gave it a coveted XL rating. In the wake of its release, he performed on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and Ellen.
As he innovates once more, Future arrives to save the game yet again.