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"Confessions of a Dangerous Mind" Logic

by Courtney Deeren - Copy Editor
Wed, Apr 3rd 2019 11:00 am

Logic’s fans have been treated to several surprises in recent weeks. After releasing the first single off his upcoming album early in January 2019, he surprised fans with the release of a guitar-driven soundtrack to accompany his new novel, “Supermarket.” As if it wasn’t enough to shock fans with a whole new sound on this surprise soundtrack, Logic also released another single from the upcoming album along with a music video for it. 

The new single “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind” will be the title track for the album. In several interviews he said the album, which has no definitive release date yet, will deal with the issue of social media and its negative impacts. 

The lyrics alone make it very clear how Logic feels about the topic, with lines such as, “F**k social media/ Tellin’ me who I should be and just how I should rap.” He goes on to talk about how people in comment sections on popular social media sites like Instagram and Twitter compare him to other notorious rappers. “I ain’t good enough, I should quit, I should kill myself/ ’Cause you’ll never be Kenny’/ ‘You’ll never be better than Drizzy or Cole’.” But he pushes back against these sentiments, reminding his fans to “F**k all the haters you see on the ‘Gram.” 

Not unlike his other songs, Logic tackles the topic of mental health throughout “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind.” He speaks about his anxiety, something Logic has been open about discussing on past records. He also talks about depression in “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind,” most notably in the line “Searchin’ for bliss only led me to searchin’ for hits/ Only led me to battle depression.” 

If the lyrics weren’t enough to get the picture, the music video went to extreme lengths to depict this. The video starts with words flashing over a black screen that read “This is a public service announcement.” Throughout the first verse the camera gets closer, revealing a deep cut on the rapper’s neck. During the chorus, the wound starts bleeding heavily. 

When he repeats the line “What if your life was under a glass?” white flakes fall from the sky, giving the illusion of a snow globe setting. As he continues he starts to take notice of the blood, touching his hand to his neck. When talking about the comments he reads on Twitter, he pulls out his phone and looks at it before throwing it to the ground. As the bleeding gets worse, Logic does several things to seemingly numb the pain, including lighting up a joint. 

This single is definitely a great start to a new album and stays true to Logic’s style while also touching on some difficult topics. In my opinion, the best lines to come from this song are “And every time you drop a song, they say that it’s wack or it’s hot/ And don’t give a damn that it came from the heart.” It has become popular in the age of social media to critique everyone, but what I think Logic is getting at here is that even if someone doesn’t like a particular sound or song, it doesn’t give them the right to tear it apart, which is something really important to remember in 2019. 

  

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