Save Me (EP)

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Save Me
Future - Save Me.png
EP by
ReleasedJune 7, 2019 (2019-06-07)
Length20:14
Label
Producer
Future chronology
The Wizrd
(2019)
Save Me
(2019)

Save Me is the debut solo EP by American rapper Future, released through Epic Records and Freebandz on June 7, 2019.[1] It was announced on June 5 via Future's Instagram, and later confirmed as an EP by Apple Music.[2] It debuted at number five on the US Billboard 200.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Pitchfork6.4/10[3]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[4]

Save Me received mixed reviews from music critics. Reed Jackson of Pitchfork said, "[Future's] latest EP proves he's still a master of melancholic detail, but thematically and sonically, the Atlanta superstar has hit a wall." Christopher Weingarten of Rolling Stone wrote, "...this seven-song companion piece, coming less than five months on its heels, is something else: a fascinating "what if" scenario, a more experimental Future working within modern rap techniques and pushing their boundaries to the blurry edges."

Artwork[edit]

The photograph in the corner of the album cover is from a German documentary book about underage heroine addicts in Berlin in the 70's, called "Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo" ("We the Children of Zoo Station"). It depicts Babsi, a girl who died due to an overdose in her early teens, after prostituting herself to get money for drugs.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

Credits adapted from Tidal.[5]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Xanax Damage"
  • Bobby Raps
  • Nellz
  • Will Yanez
1:44
2."St. Lucia"
3:18
3."Please Tell Me"
  • Wilburn
  • Tony Son
Richie Souf3:24
4."Shotgun"4:18
5."Government Official"
  • Wilburn
  • Maudell Watkins
Fxxxxy2:30
6."Extra"
  • Wilburn
  • Watkins
  • Ryan Martínez
  • Atupele Ndisale
  • Amber Olivier
  • David Patino
  • Christopher Wood
  • Fxxxxy
  • G. Ry
2:53
7."Love Thy Enemies"Dre Moon2:07
Total length:20:14

Notes

  • "Xanax Damage" is stylized as "XanaX Damage"

Sample credits

  • "Shotgun" contains a sample of "Promise", written by Ciara Harris, Jasper Cameron, Jamal Jones and Elvis Williams, performed by Ciara.[6][7][8]
  • "Extra" contains a sample from "One Unread", written by Atupele Ndisale, Amber Olivier, David Patino, and Christopher Wood, performed by Amber Olivier.[9]

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from Tidal.[5]

  • Bryan Anzel – recording (tracks 1, 7), engineering (track 3)
  • Detail – recording (track 4), mixing (track 4)
  • Manny Marroquin – mixing (tracks 1, 6, 7)
  • Fabian Marasciullo – mixing (tracks 2, 3, 5)
  • Glenn Schick – mastering (all tracks)
  • Eric Manco – engineering (all tracks), recording (track 3)
  • Fxxxxy – engineering (all tracks), recording (tracks 2, 5, 6)
  • Mike Synphony – engineering assistant (tracks 3, 4, 7)

Charts[edit]

Chart (2019) Peak
position
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[10] 127
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[11] 184
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[12] 27
French Albums (SNEP)[13] 154
UK Albums (OCC)[14] 59
US Billboard 200[15] 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Title: SAVE ME Artist: Future Hendrix Date of Release: June 7777777". June 5, 2019. Retrieved June 6, 2019 – via Instagram.
  2. ^ Ivey, Justin (June 5, 2019). "Future Announces "SAVE ME" EP Release Date". HipHopDX. Retrieved June 6, 2019.
  3. ^ Jackson, Reed (June 13, 2019). "Future: SAVE ME EP Album Review". Pitchfork. Retrieved June 13, 2019.
  4. ^ Weingarten, Christopher (June 12, 2019). "Future's Freewheeling EP 'Save Me'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved June 13, 2019.
  5. ^ a b "SAVE ME / Future". Tidal. Retrieved June 7, 2019.
  6. ^ "Does Future's New Song "Shotgun" Sample Ciara's "Promise"?". Genius. Retrieved 2019-06-22.
  7. ^ Centeno, Tony M. "Fans Think Future Sampled Ciara's "Promise" on New Song". XXL Mag. Retrieved 2019-06-22.
  8. ^ Robidoux, Brandy (2019-06-07). "Future: Fans Convinced Rapper Samples Ex Ciara's Old Song On New EP Track 'Shotgun'". Hollywood Life. Retrieved 2019-06-22.
  9. ^ "Future's "Extra" Samples Vocals By North London R&B Singer Amber Olivier". Genius. Retrieved June 10, 2019.
  10. ^ "Ultratop.be – Future – Save Me" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved June 14, 2019.
  11. ^ "Ultratop.be – Future – Save Me" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved June 14, 2019.
  12. ^ "Jonas Brothers Return With A No. 1 Album". FYIMusicNews. Retrieved June 18, 2019.
  13. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Albums Fusionnes – SNEP (Week 24, 2019)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved June 17, 2019.
  14. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved June 15, 2019.
  15. ^ Caulfield, Keith (June 17, 2019). "Jonas Brothers' 'Happiness Begins' Album Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart With Biggest Week of 2019". Billboard. Retrieved June 18, 2019.