After teasing a new track on Twitter earlier this week, producer TM88 has followed through on his promise with “Mood.” His long-awaited collaboration with Lil Uzi Vert as well as fellow producers Southside and Supah Mario would have dropped earlier this week if not for some drama with Atlantic Records, but regardless, the song is here now.
“Mood” follows in the wake of TM88 and Uzi’s monster hit “XO Tour Llif3,” and it finds its bearings in the same melodic, melancholy sounds that made “XO” such a banger in the first place. From the airy synth textures to the punchy 808 pattern, TM88 and crew have cooked up a beat that builds off a tried and true formula for success. Uzi seeks to silence his haters on this one, dismissing those who are trying to kill his vibe and staying focussed on the positive. In some ways, it feels like “XO Tour Llif3 Pt. 2,” but I don’t think that’s necessarily a bad thing.