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SOTD: One day

Today Logic dropped a new single, called One Day. I was super excited to hear new music by Logic cause he’s such a great rapper and definitely one of my favorites, but I don’t know that I am super into this track. 

[Chorus: Ryan Tedder]
And maybe one day I'll be wiser
'Cause maybe one day I'll be further from here
Put all of my faith in tomorrow
Dark days keep me up all night
Only thing I know, it's gonna be—
Alright

[Verse 1: Logic]
You ever wonder what it means to make it by any means and finally obtain your dreams
On the come up, where they run up from the world of many fiends
I been at it since a teen, get this money, get the cream
Hard work and sacrifice but not a lot know what I mean
Most these rappers ain't got no class like bomb threats
And bein' ill is a disease, it's the onset
And it don't matter where you at
If you white or if you black
If you rich, or you poor, we gon' always want more
But one thing I can be sure, as long as I got the floor
I'ma use this power to paint a picture of unity
And yeah I'm rippin' it up with that energy like it's two of me
Fuck the lights and the cameras, right now it's just you and me

[Bridge 1: Logic & (Ryan Tedder)]
One day (one day)
I'll be richer than I was before
One day (one day)
I'm 'gon have enough money to buy the store
One day (one day)
Young Sinatra said you know I'm finna do it my way
You on the road to success, I took the highway
[Chorus: Ryan Tedder]
And maybe one day I'll be wiser
'Cause maybe one day I'll be further from here
Put all of my faith in tomorrow
Dark days keep me up all night
Only thing I know, it's gonna be—
Alright

[Verse 2: Logic]
Feelin' blessed like I'm at mass
Yeah, I'm comin' for that ass
Game been broken for too long, so I guess I am the cast
Like my Section 8 crib, finally found some greener grass
So ahead of my time, I wasn't born in the past
This right here a double-header with Logic and Ryan Tedder
Oh no, it can't get no better
And you know, you know we do it for the children
I never thought I'd see the day I made a million
A couple dozen later, feel like everybody feel 'em
I ain't mean to boast in that last line
But countin' money's always been my favorite pass time
Especially with a past like mine
Drugs in the household
Never had a hand to hold
Even when I was homeless in the blisterin' cold, but I made it out
And if I can, you can no doubt
I know—
[Bridge 2: Logic & (Ryan Tedder)]
(One day)
I'ma do it like I never did it
(One day)
I'ma have the courage to go out and get it
(One day)
Do what I love and support my girl (one day)
I'ma shake up the whole world

[Chorus: Ryan Tedder]
And maybe one day I'll be wiser
'Cause maybe one day I'll be further from here
Put all of my faith in tomorrow
Dark days keep me up all night
Only thing I know, it's gonna be—
Alright

[Bridge 3: Ryan Tedder]
(One day)
Everybody tryna kill my light
Only thing I know it's gonna be alright (one day)
Everybody tryna kill my light
Only thing I know it's gonna be alright (one day)
Keep tryna tell myself in the morning things will be better (one day)
Keep tryna tell myself that tomorrow's different weather
[Chorus: Ryan Tedder]
And maybe one day I'll be wiser
'Cause maybe one day I'll be farther from here
Put all of my faith in tomorrow
Dark days keep me up all night
Only thing I know, it's gonna be –

Initially it reminds me of Nothin’ On You by B.o.B x Bruno Mars...so it’s nostalgic to me, in a strange way it takes me back to senior year of high school. The chorus is very Bruno Mars-esque, and the beat is very bubble gum/pop/radio satisfying. Ryan Tedder sings the chorus, from OneRepublic.

Though Logic’s message is much different and holds substantially more depth to it, it still has a sort of B.o.B flow to it in my opinion. The track also sort of reminds me of when Lupe Fiasco dropped his L.A.S.E.R.S. Album and had radio success with The Show Goes On. No disrespect to Lupe, but that wasn’t his best work. It was great for radio, though. And that track really takes me back to freshman year of college where it was played at every party at least twice an hour.

But on One Day, Logic talks on his dreams and the realization that they have come to fruition at this early point in his career. “He no longer has to look ahead to having everything because now he has all that he ever wanted.” Logic first teased this track during his show at The Forum during his Bobby Tarantino vs Everybody tour. He detailed that this track would be part of a soundtrack promoting his book, Supermarket, which is said to release in the fall of 2018. 

With that knowledge, the sound and overall production of this song seems to make a bit more sense. It’s totally like a movie song.  Perfect for a soundtrack.

I see what you did there, Logic. But I still want more! 

kk