Track Review: G-Eazy & Kehlani, ‘Good Life’
G-Eazy & Kehlani collaborate on “Good Life,” another single hailing from soundtrack compilation, The Fate of the Furious: The Album.
G-Eazy and Kehlani collaborate on “Good Life,” one of the singles from The Fate of the Furious: The Album. Both artists are “kind of a big deal,” particularly G-Eazy, who has seen his profile elevated tremendously. While the collaboration is sound, “Good Life” is merely good and nothing more.
Kehlani kicks things off with the pre-hook and hook. Essentially, she boasts about just how high-flying life is. There are two key lyrics that stand out during these sections. The first is when she sings, “Higher than the highest skyscraper.” The second, excerpted from the hook, simply states, “We put the good in the good in the good life.” Lyrically this isn’t deep, but Kehlani sets the tone early on, and later confirms it.
As for G-Eazy, he’s just as lifted as Kehlani over the course of his verses.
“And it’s a feelin’ that I can’t explain / How you make it and your team still stay the same / Stay down from the jump and they never change / Man this a moment I could never trade, yeah.”
The message is nothing new. Clearly, G has rolled with his homies, who have proved to be his true friends. DJ Khaled and Drake said it best: “No New Friends.” Continuing on his team kick, G-Eazy states he’s set them up for success. Later on, he expounds upon that success:
“Pour some Clicquot in the glass, have a toast to success / No lookin’ back from here, no more bein’ broke and distressed.”
Once more, the come up continues to be tried-and-true. Kehlani later confirms this on the bridge:
“Damn right, from the bottom we rise / So high, now we cover sky lights / We’re building an empire / We owe it all to each other.”
All in all, “Good Life” is enjoyable, but not game changing. Both G-Eazy and Kehlani do a fine job with their respective performances, but they don’t reinvent the game. Like many songs that originate on a soundtrack, “Good Life” seems to lack transcendence. Good, but won’t change the world.