If you’ve ever been through a situationship, relationship, or whatever title you may have with your significant other and things didn’t work out (and you’re high key still feeling a type of way about it), Master is for you. Often times, we may feel like our friends don’t understand us while fighting our counterpart to make them understand.
I can’t speak for anyone else, but myself, when I say that trying to make a guy understand where he fucked up, how he did it, and how it made you feel, is useless when he ultimately never cared in the first place.
For a debut project via RCA Records, Mariah The Scientist certainly did the damn thing. Whether it’s questioning her self destructive habits while being fully aware of them, questioning if she’s capable of love, or being taken for granted, the 21-year-old bares all on the ten-track effort, executive produced by Tory Lanez.
You can certainly hear Lanez’s influence throughout the project, especially on “Hotel,” which is reminiscent of the end of his I Told You LP-cut, “Guns and Roses,” along with the Mansa-assisted track, “Disclosure.”
I say all that to say this: Mariah The Scientist has gained a new fan after streaming this project and I can’t wait to see what the body of work she’ll release as a debut album.
Scroll down to read by track by track reaction.
Note To Self
Here, Mariah The Scientist demonstrates self-awareness. My favorite part of the song is where she questions love. Is it real? & if so, is it even worth it? How do I even find it within myself? Judging by this song, she must be an overthinker like I am.
And they talking ’bout love, what is it?
Didn’t know it existed
Now they telling me it’s within myself
But, baby, what is love?
A figment? Tell me am I imagining shit?
Thinking about the lies I tell myself
2. In My Nightmares
I felt this record. A dude can easily become a nightmare in ways you could have never imagined.
3. Note to You
THIS SONG GOES OFF IN MY CAR. I felt every single word and have already learned all the way. You ever get sad when the one person you want to call doesn’t call, anymore? And then you get upset and ask yourself why do you even care cause he played you mad times? This song is for you (and me).
Why do I still contemplate picking up the phone when I know you used to dub me?
4. Hotel (Interlude)
As aforementioned, this record to me mirrors Lanez’s “Guns and Roses” record. However, I could be wrong. Anywho, the autotune was very fitting for this record. I could certainly relate to the words on this.
I tried my best to buy us time
And you didn’t even notice it
Now you’ll never notice it
Hard to figure out my type
When I’m focussing on you
I didn’t like this record when I first heard it. I think it was because when I first heard the record, it was with the video and I was expecting something totally different. However, when I was listening to the project in the car, “Reminders” came on and I realized how I perfect it went with the EP, and it totally has Tory Lanez written all over it.
6. Thanks 4 Nothing
I easily connected to this song when I heard the opening lines. Sometimes when you get played in certain situations, the jokes on you because at some point the person told you who they were, but you didn’t wanna believe it.
Some things never change
You’re crawling under my skin
But I ain’t had no business being in my feelings
One of the slower records of the project, Mariah was lowkey dropping some bars on this record. “Beetlejuice” is the story of an emotional rollercoaster … more on your end than his. Having no consideration for your feelings, but you continue to follow.
Another song I consider a banger (ESPECIALLY THAT LAST VERSE). Sometimes you need drugs to help you feel numb. It’s bad, we know. But when love makes you feel a pain you’ve never felt, you need something to help you escape.
Out of all us in this universe, And I still chose to put you first. Said I love you and I meant it, but you can’t comprehend it anyway.
9. Disclosure (ft. Mansa)
This record introduces fellow One Umbrella artist, Mansa. Listening to his verse, he certainly could be Tory Lanez’s protege. You honestly can’t convince me otherwise. I like his response to Mariah’s prior verse and the way Mariah closes out the record.
10. Not a Love Song
My third favorite record (and by favorite, I mean I have it on repeat at least 5 times). She had bars on this record as well. If I were to introduce someone to Mariah The Scientist’s music, I’d probably play this first. But it’s the perfect outro to the project.
My mama said she saw your new bitch and she’s gorgeous.
You know how I love to avoid shit
You know how I think that the internet is poisonous
I wasn’t good at it, competition
Take your phone and go and block all of your mistresses
Guess I’m possessive or I’m sensitive
These days I don’t know what the difference is
Before becoming signed, a young Mariah The Scientist, who was known as Mariah Buckles, was asked by Rolling Stone to finish the following sentence, “When the crowd is responding to my music I know…” and Buckles replied, “I’m not alone.” The Atlanta native certainly succeded.
There are no happy records on Master which is great because sometimes you just want to be in your feelings and reminisce on what could’ve been without someone badgering you to get out of it.