Take a listen to lit new album by Bas ‘Milky Way’
Already making his mark from hit single “Boca Raton” feat A$AP Rocky, Bas is now back with one very heavy album. Signed to J Cole’s Dreamville label, Bas’s new album shows him teaming up with J Cole and Dreamville’s Ari Lennox, as well as A$AP Ferg, Correy C, Lion Babe + more! Milky Way shows Bas in his element! It’s a self-assured, eclectic, mix of sonic elements fit together with the ease of a children’s puzzle.
The previously released first two singles, “Boca Raton” featuring A$AP Ferg and the undeniable bop of “Tribe,” the album’s obligatory collaboration with Cole, created an easy-breezy-energy that Bas manages to never wholly abandon as he bends bars draped in New York aesthetics across the 14-song affair.
Bas knows the type of beats that suit him perfectly, and even when stepping outside his lane on “Spaceships + Rockets” featuring Lion Babe, Moe Moks, and mOma+Guy — a reworking of LION BABE’s “Rockets” remix — he manages to stay consistent.
Themes of love heavily weave throughout the album, and though it’s easy to conclude this is all in some way about a girl IRL, there is no linear narrative. His tender heart is apparent on both the Ari Lennox-featured “Icarus” and “Purge,” which finds the Queens native living his best life outside of a relationship’s crutch.
Bas definitely keeps the momentum rolling for Dreamville Records this year by dropping this new album! The project is Dreamville’s third album release of 2018 and follows J. Cole’s critically acclaimed KOD.
Check out ‘Milky Way’ now! Focus tracks are ‘Boca Raton’ Feat A$AP Ferg and ‘Tribe’ Feat J.Cole