By Chloe Chang
Photo by Logic on Youtube
Logic released his new track "Highlife" on January 31st! The track follows "Wake Up" featuring Lucy Rose, which was available to stream on January 13th.
"Highlife" is the newest single off of Logic's upcoming album College Park, dropping on February 24th. The song title is very fitting of the lyrics, which include statements such as "High, no lie, so high / Break it down, roll it up imma get / high on life, so fly."
The release of "Highlife" was accompanied by a music video directed by Kevin Smith, a director who Logic has admired for many years. The video connects to Smith's Clerks films, with cameos from the original cast including: Brian O’Halloran, Jeff Anderson, Jason Mewes, Matt Ranieri, and Ernie O’Donnell. On Instagram, Logic said that filming the video was like "[his] version of Disneyland... except everyone was real and there to shoot [his] music video!"
College Park is Logic's first album since parting ways with his old label Def Jam in early 2022. Speaking of his departure from Def Jam and his retirement in 2020, Logic told Variety, "I really just wanted to be off Def Jam, to be frank. I did retire, for a little bit, at least in my mind, from the bullshit of the music industry. Then, I came to realize that none of this shit matters, that I can make music on my terms." Logic went on to secure a deal with BMG in mid-2022 for licensing, marketing, and distribution in which he will be the owner of his masters. Logic explained, "I’m just excited to move on and over to BMG. I’m independent now, and being with BMG, they’re distributing my music. I’ll own my masters and everything. That excites me to be able to release music freely."
College Park will be Logic's 8th studio album in his discography, following Under Pressure, The Incredible True Story, Everybody, YSIV, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, No Pressure, and Vinyl Days, all of which were released with Def Jam. Logic began teasing College Park on January 9th with an animated video on Twitter, providing hints of what some tracks will sound like as well as some features.
Stream "Highlife" now on all platforms, and look out for Logic's first independent album College Park out on February 24th!