GTA’s album “Good Times Ahead”, like the title implies, is filled with bouncy tracks that bring out those good times. I am not going to lie, I was honestly expecting some bits of hefty bass and a solid beat like I am use to from their previous tracks and remixes. Through these new songs, however, GTA was able to collaborate with other artist like What So Not, Wax Motif and numerous amounts of featured vocalist.
With this stellar lineup, the album has given us the pleasure of listening to a vocalist in each song provided. Most songs have to do with the feelings of love and romance, however the beats between the songs are really divided between trap and chill out for me. As an example of the chill out genre, “True Romance” with Jarina De Marco is a smooth jam that has Jarina singing about this getaway with her lover, while “Heartbeat” has that easy-going vibe to it with the vocalist describing what her lover does to her.
On the other side of the spectrum, their trap style is presented most notably in their collaboration with What So Not, in their song “Feel It” featuring Tunji Ige. The beginning starts out very soft and it introduces the song perfectly in a sense of intriguing the listener with the vocals. The build-up and drop absolutely make this song one of the best in the album in my opinion. The melody heard in the drop is memorable and easy to get down to if you heard it live. But let’s not forget Tunji Ige. Tunji, right after the drop ended, provided both a fantastic raping verse and his own well-pitched vocals to wrap up this song perfectly.
Overall “Good Times Ahead” is an album worth listening, due to all the hard-work and effort put into it by the collaborating artist and GTA themselves. Make sure to give all their songs a listen and try to support everyone who helped make this album what it is today!