Written by: Carla Bynum
“It’s time to make the world stand still,” he tweeted an hour before the release of Satellite Flight: The Journey to Mother Moon. The album is the follow up to his 2013 G.O.O.D. Music release, Inducid.
Kid Cudi is perhaps best known for his otherworldly songs and this album is no different. He takes us on an intergalactic journey to the moon in his fourth studio album.
This is his first release since leaving G.O.O.D. Music last April and it’s a well executed effort. To kick off this psychedelic journey, we are greeted by the comforting songs of “Destination: Mother Moon.” There are no words needed, the intro sets the tone for the rest of the album perfectly. He follows up the intro with songs like “Going to the Ceremony,” Internal Bleeding,” “In My Dreams 2015,” “Return to the Moon Man,” “Troubled Boy” and title track “Satellite Flight.” Each of which follows his familiar outer space theme.
The sole collaborator on the album is soul singer Raphael Saadiq and with his help, Kid Cudi shows his sexy side—a side we rarely get to see but welcome with open arms. “Balmain Jeans” tells the story of a sexual rendezvous between Kid Cudi and a mystery woman. “I wanna taste it,” he proclaims on the sultry track.
Of all the tracks on the album, the one that immediately caught my eye was “Too Bad I Have to Destroy You Now.” The song talks about his haters and naysayers and is sure to be a fan favorite. “Truth comes to light all the time, you can’t hide from fate,” he raps. It kinda makes you wonder who he’s referring to.
Although Satellite Flight: The Journey to Mother Moon is a short journey, it is very much worthwhile. So buckle your seatbelts as Kid Cudi takes you on a ride you won’t soon forget.
Recommended tracks: Balmain Jeans, Too Bad I Have to Destroy You Now, Satellite Flight
Overall Grade: B+