G-Eazy, ‘Love is Gone’ | Track Review
G-Eazy brings the heat with the seventh teaser track from ‘The Beautiful & Damned,’ “Love is Gone.” He’s assisted by Drew Love of THEY.
Ahead of The Beautiful & Damned (December 15), G-Eazy dropped a seventh teaser track, “Love is Gone.” As with the last couple of singles, G-Eazy gets an assist, this time from Drew Love of THEY. Despite being released so late in the promo process, arguably, “Love is Gone” is the rapper’s most hard-hitting single. It’s tough to beat out top-10 hit “No Limit,” but the rapper goes deeper than he has in the past.
There are ample pros, as foreshadowed in the aforementioned paragraph. The production work is a selling point, featuring dusty, old-school drums, and set in minor key. Drew Love blesses us with his fantastic vocals early on, singing the memorable hook. He sounds beautiful, distinct, and soulful. G-Eazy follows, clearly on ‘autopilot.’ What makes this different compared to other performances is that he doesn’t rely on shallow things, but rather, relevant social issues. As opposed to one-liners about stealing someone’s girl, he focuses on the political climate of America, and unfair treatment of the marginalized. That’s definitely new for the Bay Area rapper.
Once again, G-Eazy builds anticipation for The Beautiful & Damned. By far, “Love is Gone” is the most surprising offering, without question. If it seemed like the cocky, sometimes overconfident, fuckboy ways of G-Eazy might dominate The Beautiful & Damned, he expands the narrative. “No Limit” aside, “Love is Gone” is just might be the crème de la crème of The Beautiful & Damned.