LIL UZI VERT SAMPLES A LONDON INDIE DUO ON HIS NEW SONG 'THE WAY LIFE GOES'08/29/2017 -
After months of waiting, Lil Uzi Vert’s new album Luv Is Rage 2 is finally here, and one of the project’s standout tracks is “The Way Life Goes.” The track is co-produced by DJ Don Cannon and Ike Beats, the latter of whom also worked on the Luv Is Rage 2 tracks “Sauce It Up” and “444 + 222.
The song features Uzi reflecting on the end of a relationship, seemingly inspired by his breakup with longtime girlfriend Brittany Byrd last year. On the chorus, he sings: "I know it hurts sometimes but you’ll get over it (woah) You’ll find another life to live I swear that you’ll get over it (you’ll get over it)". This is an interpolation of “Landslide,” a song by London-based singer-songwriter duo Oh Wonder. Their track also draws from heartbreak, as members Anthony West and Josephine Vander Gucht explained in a 2015 interview with The Line of Best Fit:
"This song poured out of us in minutes after we heard that Josephine’s brother had broken up with his girlfriend. We ran down to the studio and wrote this song as a way of comforting him – and indeed for anyone that has gone through something difficult. After 10 minutes we ran back in to show him what we had written for him, and it was a deeply moving moment for us all."
The beat of “Landslide” is also sampled to create “The Way Life Goes,” and Josephine Vander Gutch’s vocals are layered behind Uzi’s on the chorus. The song appears on Oh Wonder’s self-titled debut album, which was released as a collection of tracks the duo dropped once a month from September 2014 through August 2015.
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