G-Eazy, ‘Summer in December’ | Track Review
G-Eazy changes up the script on “Summer in December,” the fourth teaser track from his highly-anticipated third studio album, ‘The Beautiful and the Damned.’
G-Eazy has experienced quite the rise to fame. He’s defied the expectations, particularly for the white male rapper. It seems that he has some staying power, as he drops his third studio album, The Beautiful and the Damned. After dropping numerous teaser tracks with “No Limit,” “The Plan,” and “The Beautiful & Damned,” he drops “Sunday in December.”
“Summer in December” commences mysteriously with moody piano. From the start, it’s obvious that the sound and vibes of “Summer” will contrast some of the previous records released by G-Eazy. With a more refined sound – the production is soulful, jazzy, and old-school, Eazy is more reflective and thoughtful throughout the course of his rhymes. Even though this isn’t the usual ‘banger’ the Bay Area rapper thrives on, his flow remains compelling, while his rhymes are deeper.
G-Eazy benefits from tweaking the formula on “Summer in December.” Rather than drop another banger, he shows he’s clearly capable of more. This particular single reminisces back to one of his better moments from When It’s Dark Out, “Sad Boy.” While he doesn’t ‘kill it,’ he does give a solid, enjoyable, and well-rounded performance. The production work provides quite a lift.