Since Logan Cage made ripples in the Chicago rap scene with his album, 1636, last year, listeners have been eager to see how he would follow up his promising debut LP. On The New Wave EP, Cage takes you further into his own world, telling his story with even more fluidity.
Cage’s strength remains to be his addictive hooks. On the highlight track, “Everything’s Alright,” Cage handles the acoustic-guitar backed beat with ease. His frequent collaborator, Chicago’s Saba, delivers a flowing guest verse that elevates the track to summer anthem status.
While it may be tempting to compare Logan Cage to the likes of other current sing-rappers like Post Malone, one of Cage’s distinguishing factors is his lyricism and ability to channel his Chicago upbringing into fresh melodies. The clean production on this EP also shines, balancing out Cage’s gloomy flows.
Listen to The New Wave above, and watch the crowd go crazy for Logan Cage last night at Chicago’s Lincoln Hall.