Logic is now five singles deep into his rollout for his upcoming June 17 album Vinyl Days. Proclaiming he would release a single every Friday until the project’s release, Logic has put out some elite tracks like “Therapy Music” with Russ and “Vinyl Days” with DJ Premier.
On May 27, Logic kept the momentum going, as the latest single “Orville” sees him tackle multiple facets of his career and personality from the past few years.
Right off the bat, “Orville” references the sci-fi space themed comedy show that goes by the same name, and Logic doubles down on this allusion with his bar in the first verse about the show’s main character where he raps, “I’m Captain Mercer on the beat, watch me murder the Krill / That’s a sci-fi reference, nerd shit my preference.”
The boom-bap instrumental from Logic’s in-house producer 6ix has quite a bit of history as well, as it uses a “B*tch, I’m on one / Yeah, you f**kin’ with the wrong” vocal loop from Logic’s unreleased 2019 track “Ultra Violent,” meant to land on his also unreleased beat tape Louis Vuitton Briefcase.
The song’s features cater well to the repurposed, boom bap beat, as seasoned veteran duo Blu & Exile joins multi-talented rapper-producer Like, who has worked with Logic, Kendrick Lamar and Joey Bada$$ in his past. Along with Logic, Blu and Like offer potent verses to fulfill the bar-heavy showcase that aligns with the throwback aesthetic of the song and the album it will land on.
The reason Blue and Logic even connected in the first place on “Orville” is because famed YouTube music reviewer Anthony Fantano, who Logic has become friends with ever since their interview in September 2020, put them in contact with one another. Thanks to Fantano, we have another rock solid promotional single for what looks to be an exciting revival of Logic’s peak.
As Logic continues to promote Vinyl Days, it is becoming evident that letting his music do the talking has been an effective and worthwhile strategy.
Check out “Orville” below!