Logic – OCD Ft. Dwn2earth (Lyrics Review and Song Meaning)
Returning from his 2019 fifth studio album ‘Confessions of a Dangerous Mind,’ Logic teased new music coming soon. The new song, titled “OCD” is a feature with singer Dwn2earth.
Logic took to Twitter to share the announcement that the new song drops on Friday, October 25, 2019. The song is expected to be a part of Logic’s sixth studio album ‘No Pressure.’ He also unveiled the cover art for the song, which presents the idea of the track.
‘OCD,’ in medical lingo is, “Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a common, chronic, and long-lasting disorder in which a person has uncontrollable, reoccurring thoughts (obsessions) and/or behaviours (compulsions) that he or she feels the urge to repeat over and over.” ~ NIMH
Listen to “OCD” by Logic
“OCD” is a ballad about the pitfalls of fame. Logic states that at this point in his career, he values time for himself over anything else. But he also knows that at the height of his popularity, he simply cannot make decisions just based around himself.
In the first verse by Dwn2Earth, the singer goes on about working hard and achieving success. In the meantime, he spares some time to get high and cut loose as well.
In the second verse by Logic, the rapper talks about life under the microscope that is called ‘society.’ He has come to the realization that everybody has a finite time to do everything they want to do in this life. People chase after money, some chase after fame, some chase after a life out of misery, some fall behind drugs and so it goes. When you get to the height of the success of Logic, you begin to wonder what is next? Logic seems to have figured out that ‘inner peace’ is a priceless thing that cannot be bought with money or achieved with fame.
In the midst of a chaotic life of fame and superstardom, it is easy to forget about ‘you.’ Many tragic deaths of musicians have resulted in this imbalance in life. Logic foresees this and wishes to change his ways. However, the trap is that the better you get at music, the higher the demand would be, and high demand needs to be supplied.
The third verse in “OCD” by Logic, paints the bitter truth of every artist out there. From the third person’s POV, it may look like a superstar is having a million-strong fanbase. But the simple truth is that they are just fans. True, superstars would be nothing without fans. But superstars really are nothing with their fans. There comes a point in their life, the artists have to understand that supplying to fan’s demands will never quench. They will be with you for more and more music, only. The lyrics narrate a story of Logic meeting a fan on the streets. The fan is only interested in taking a photograph with Logic so he can post it on his social media and get a few hundred more likes. The fan is oblivious about what Logic wants or even how he is doing. Not even a “hello, how are you doing?” Just a picture for Instagram.
“OCD” ends with a summation of what Logic is trying to say “Social media may cause depression.”
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