Yung Bleu gives versatility a whole different meaning in his newest song, “Way More Close (Stuck In A Box) feat. Big Sean.” This record, along with “Baddest feat. Chris Brown and 2 Chainz” can be found on his album Moon Boy, which drops on July 23rd.
“Way More Close (Stuck In A Box) feat. Big Sean” finds the musician and rapper delivering sentimental lyrics about the lady who has captivated their hearts. But, given the context, she’s moved on. The instrumental takes on a lucid R&B feel and is kissed by an acoustic guitar. Yung Bleu provides the panorama for the song with his mesmerizing vocals and passionate rhymes.
In the beginning, the “Mines Still” singer urges his love not to give up on what they have. Although her mind is made up to pack up and leave, Yung Bleu opens up about the impact she’s made in his life.
As the song continues, he illustrates his love language, saying,
“Bust down Cartier, that’s for my dime piece/Out on vacation, Jamaica, Queens, wherе you’ll find me.”
He suggests that they focus on the present rather than the past or future. With many obstacles thrown his way, his true love will help him overcome it all.
Big Sean takes a laid-back and transparent approach to his bars. During the trip down memory lane, Detroit’s finest thinks back to their honeymoon trips and other precious moments spent together. Given their history, he can’t just erase her from his memory. He lyrically implies: the story of us is meant to start onto a new chapter. Not end.
He raps, “We gon’ keep trippin’ if we never take the time out to unpack all of it, for real/But you know I was all for ya, you never needed me to go buy out the Grove for ya/And snatchin’ my soul ’cause you got enough of your own for ya/Did everything, except grow with ya.”
“Baddest feat. Chris Brown and 2 Chainz” reflects the same message. Yet, the theme focuses more on Yung Bleu’s admiration for his soon-to-be Mrs. Lyrically, “Baddest” covers his infatuation for a “10” type of woman. The music video amassed over 2M+ views in less than 24 hours.
The new singles kickstarted Bleu’s big bang. He announced his debut album and release date on a special trailer via Instagram and his upcoming North American “Moon Boy Tour.” The 38-date cross-country tour will kick off on August 26 in Minneapolis with stops in major cities, including Chicago, New York, Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles, and more. Tickets can be found HERE.