Rating: Thumbs Up
Crickets might not be the first expected sound to hear at the beginning of a heavy hype track, but Good Times Ahead (G.T.A.) opens up “Little Bit of This (ft. Vince Staples)” with none other than their peaceful chirping. But with the count-off of a woodblock, suddenly listeners are caught in the collision of rumbling hums and echoing zips of peculiar synths and samples until Staples’ seamless, fire-spitting verses crash into an off-kiltered beat. G.T.A. takes their synth-happy eccentricity to a whole new level of energy with this feature. Whether for a workout, a car ride, or a hyped campus exit, this track rocks.