"Love This Life" is a song by American hip hop recording artist T.I., released April 3, 2012 as the first promotional single from his eighth studio album Trouble Man: Heavy is the Head (2012). The song, thematically reminiscent of his 2008 hit single "Whatever You Like", was produced by production duo 1500 or Nothin'. The song was included on the album as an iTunes bonus track.
Music video 
The music video premiered June 14, 2012 on 106 and Park.
The song's hook contains 'layered' singing vocals by T.I., much similar to the ones of used in "That's All She Wrote", a previous single released by T.I. featuring fellow rapper Eminem, also known for often using layered singing vocals. T.I. told XXL that the song speaks to women, "but from a man’s perspective." He described the song's concept as "People who find themselves in a situation where the woman might say she wants to part ways with the man, but the man [is] like, 'Let’s be sensible about this. You gonna leave all this? And go where?'" While T.I. incorporates references to cars, shoes, and jewelry, he also expresses the desire to have an understanding relationship. The audio gained 2,234,599 views through one week and the video 1,774,285 views on YouTube.
Critical reception 
Markman compared T.I.'s delivery to that on "Whatever You Like", only "much darker.""" Trent Fitzgerald of PopCrush called it "a great rap ballad that could make the toughest neighborhood thug want to buy candy and flowers for his girlfriend."
Release history 
- ^ a b Rubenstein, Jenna Hally (2012-04-03). "New Song: T.I., 'Love This Life'". MTV. Retrieved 2012-04-09.
- ^ Greenwald, David (2012-04-02). "Listen: T.I.'s First 'Trouble Man' Single, 'Love This Life'". Billboard (Nielsen Company). Retrieved 2012-04-09.
- ^ a b Gates, Sara (2012-04-03). "T.I. Releases 'Love This Life' And Loves His Wife". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 2012-04-09.
- ^ Chery, Carl (2012-03-26). "T.I. to Drop New Single Next Month". XXL. Retrieved 2012-04-09.
- ^ Markman, Rob (2012-04-03). "T.I. Spoils His Lady On New Single 'Love This Life'". MTV. Retrieved 2012-04-09.
- ^ Coplan, Chris (2012-04-02). "Check Out: T.I. – 'Love This Life'". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 2012-04-09.
- ^ Hogan, Marc (2012-04-03). "T.I. Restores Our Faith With Giddy 'Love This Life'". Spin. Retrieved 2012-04-09.
- ^ Fitzgerald, Trent (2012-04-03). "T.I., 'Love This Life' – Song Review". PopCrush. Retrieved 2012-04-09.
- ^ "T.I. Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for T.I.. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2012-04-12.
- ^ "T.I. Album & Song Chart History" Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for T.I.. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2012-04-12.
- ^ iTunes - Music - Love This Life - Single by T.I.
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