We’ve been waiting for Logic‘s major label debut for quite some time, but it finally feels like we’re getting close! Today, the Maryland emcee announces the album’s title, Under Pressure, and unveils the official cover art.
“The album title and artwork came effortlessly but it was a journey getting there. I always knew I wanted that feel you see in the detail, the half dark half bright and beautiful look. The entire album is about the two sides of myself. I could have done one of two main things when creating the album. Anyone who knows me knows I love all music, from the raw hip-hop to the fun shit they play at parties, but I decided to make a very ‘classic’ hip hop album, I wanted to RAP, my fan base is huge it stretches across the globe, but no matter how famous you get someone out there still has no clue who you are, so for those that discover me from this album I wanted then to go, ‘Oh okay I get it!’ They will immediately know who I am and understand the message in my music.
The picture you see was painted by Sam Spratt, an incredible artist from NYC. He re-created the place in Lenny’s basement where it all started. I gave him a collection of various old photos from different angles of the old place and he got it right to every last detail, so the day one fans will remember and enjoy.
As for the album titled Under Pressure is the title track on the album, I produced and wrote it while I was on tour with KiD CuDi, I had named the song ‘Under Pressure’ on the road, but it wasn’t until I came home that I realized how important the song was, it was the FIRST song that not only began the album process but showed me the direction I was going. The song “Under Pressure” has two parts, the first half is me being under pressure as Logic, while the second half is me being under pressure as Bobby. So essentially the entire album is about the duality of man. Or in this case one man growing up in terrible conditions and over coming.” – Logic
A release date has yet to be revealed, but you can get a taste of what to expect with “Driving Ms. Daisy” featuring Childish Gambino. UPDATE: The album arrives October 21st!
— ℒσgic♫ (@Logic301) September 15, 2014