It is often said that fans don’t buy into music as much as they buy into the people that make it. If this is true, it would explain why fans love to see behind-the-scenes content, listen to podcast interviews featuring their favorite singers and buy autobiographies written by their favorite producers. It would also explain why the world can’t take its eyes off of Vince Staples. Coming out of California, Vince Staples has always been a talented musician, but his personality and incomparable wit has taken him to new heights. Throughout his latest album, Ramona Park Broke My Heart, his wit, unique personality, storytelling capabilities and lyricism are all on display.
The release of Ramona Park Broke My Heart adds to a packed Friday release lineup that includes Jack Harlow, Chlöe Bailey and several other rising acts. Complete with contributions from DJ Mustard and several other top acts, Staples’ fifth studio album completes the story of the young artist’s upbringing and comments on his growth as an evolving adult trying to find his way.
“I have been exploring the utility of home, security, comfort, meaning, the answer and the excuse. To outgrow is to love blindly no longer. Ramona Park Broke My Heart is the story of that growth,” he wrote in a message to his fans in March.
Ramona Park Broke My Heart is exploratory, heartfelt, vulnerable and ready for you to listen in its entirety below.