Lancey Foux has released his sixth studio album, LIFE IN HELL, a psychedelic trap escapade charged with high energy beats and the rapperâ€™s most varied work to date.
Teased since the tail end of 2021, Fouxâ€™s latest record feels like a larger step in his career. Known for his speaker-splitting rage-trap raps, LIFE IN HELL brings the familiar sound across the 22 tracks; highlights such as â€œLancey or Lanceyâ€, â€œSun Moonâ€ and â€œWorld on Fireâ€ are right in line with typical offerings. But it is the softer side of LIFE IN HELL that grants Lanceyâ€™s best songs to date. Opening cut â€œSpirit of X2Câ€ is an ethereal piano ballad. â€œLies Will Set You Freeâ€ is layered with focused subject matter and emotional weight. â€œCasino Royale / Thank Youâ€ has minimal Auto-Tune that finds Lancey at his most humane. With both pockets combined, the record is able to please existing fans and attract new ones.
Guest appearances include Kaytranada, 070 Shake and Jah$tar. Kaytranada produces another album highlight, â€œHigh Gradeâ€, while GOOD Musicâ€™s 070 Shake leads the blissful interlude â€œNow > Thenâ€. Aside from these moments, the East London artist carries the recordâ€™s bulk, singing and rapping over his most assorted production choices to date.
The album title could easily be interpreted as satanic, however LIFE IN HELL is a reference to the â€˜Hell on Earthâ€™ trope, which finds Lancey critical of the immoral environment we inhabit.
Listen to Lancey Fouxâ€™s new album below.