From A Birds Eye View is the debut studio album by American rapper Cordae, released on July 30, 2021, through Atlantic Records and [email protected] The album was executive produced by Cordae, Dayyon Alexander, and Kid Culture.
Background and Recording:
Following his 2019 debut project, The Lost Boy, Cordae spent most of 2020 recording and perfecting the songs that would eventually make up From A Birds Eye View. The album was recorded in various studios across the United States, including Electric Lady Studios in New York City and Quad Studios in Nashville, Tennessee.
Composition and Style:
From A Birds Eye View sees Cordae experimenting with various styles and sounds, ranging from introspective and emotional ballads to hard-hitting and socially conscious bangers. The album features guest appearances from a wide array of artists, including Young Thug, Roddy Ricch, Q-Tip, and Stevie Wonder.
Lyrically, the album delves deep into Cordae's personal experiences and struggles, as well as wider societal issues such as police brutality and racial inequality. Cordae's unique storytelling ability and masterful wordplay are on full display throughout the album, cementing his status as one of the most talented lyricists in the game.
Upon its release, From A Birds Eye View received widespread critical acclaim, with many praising Cordae's growth and maturity as an artist. The album debuted at number 7 on the Billboard 200 chart and was supported by several successful singles, including "Gifted" featuring Roddy Ricch and "Thou Shall Not Kill" featuring Q-Tip.
- "From A Birds Eye View"
- "Wassup" (featuring Young Thug)
- "What's Life"
- "More Life" (featuring Q-Tip)
- "Dream In Color"
- "Bad Idea" (featuring Chance The Rapper)
- "Family Matters" (featuring Arin Ray)
- "The Parables"
- "We Gon Make It" (featuring Meek Mill)
- "Lost & Found"
- "Gifted" (featuring Roddy Ricch)
- "Thou Shall Not Kill" (featuring Q-Tip)
- "What's Life Pt. 2"
Overall, From A Birds Eye View is a stunning debut album from Cordae, showcasing his incredible talent and cementing his status as one of the most exciting young artists in hip-hop today.