The Seattle-based rapper unveiled his first single in a few months. Following the Lil Tjay-assisted “Same Friends,” “I’m Not Crazy” is undoubtedly as addictive as any track in his growing catalog.
First hitting the scene with his 2022 debut album ONNAFRIDAY, it didn’t take long for Charlie Finch to make waves in the mainstream. He owes some of that success to catching the TikTok algorithm. Nearly all of the songs on the debut project boast hundreds of thousands of views. And with impressive features from the likes of Lil Keed and Kidd G on that project, there’s a clear blueprint for how the rapper can mesh with today’s modern hip-hop landscape.
The mission statement for his music is all in the name. The “Friday” alludes to the countless “start of the weekend,” let-loose anthems in his discography. “After Hours,” his biggest single to date, goes a long way in proving that point. Over melancholy trap production, he paints a picture of house parties and “champagne showers” that, like clockwork, he’s finding himself in time and time again. Equally, the aforementioned “Same Friends” is a feel-good banger. This time, it’s about how he hasn’t traded away any of his circle in plotting his path to success.
Another Strong Entry with “I’m Not Crazy”
charlieonnafriday is currently on a tour where he’s performed on some of the biggest college campuses across the US. Despite this, he’s found time to hit us with “I’m Not Crazy.” Still focused on a boozy night out, the twist with this one is that Charlie is contemplating calling an ex. Yet throughout, he’s convinced it’ll probably end in defeat. In the chorus, after hearing Charlie belt out the couplet “all this whiskey and wine/makes me miss you tonight,” you can get a sense of the inspirations that he pulls from. It’s undeniably Post Malone-adjacent, a half-pained, half-triumphant melody that Posty majors in. Likewise, an eye at the production credits only strengthens that comparison. In part, the beat was crafted by Charlie Handsome, a songwriter who’s shared the studio with Post half a dozen times, most notably for his platinum single “Go Flex.”
Clearly, charlieonnafriday is putting himself in the right circles. Aligning with multi-platinum producers and rappers alike, his new associations read as moves to put him on the charts, after already having taken over social media feeds. The rapper’s tour is still going strong, with about 20 dates still on the schedule. Head to his official website to find out how to catch him live.