The title of the EP references a road sign Weaver often saw (which is depicted on the album art) that read ‘IF YOU’RE TIRED OF STARTING OVER, STOP QUITTING’. This sign served as a frequent goad that kept Weaver from quitting music and inspired the opening lyrics of the EP.
But how’s the music? The word I would use is innovative! This project bends the boundaries of Hip Hop whilst still retaining the urban spirit of the genre. Weaver’s skilled ability to blend melody and rap captivates the listener to engage with the psychology of the lyrics. But don’t think this project is all doom and gloom. It’s not by any means! Weaver said that the lesson he learned while writing this project was “maybe just try and get back to having fun”; that message definitely comes across in the music. The upbeat “Make That List” (released earlier this year), brings a bouncing rhythm section and a trilling trumpet that would go well with any breezy sunset drive. Pulling inspiration from Weaver’s newfound love for Jazz music, many of the songs incorporate brass and woodwinds in a pleasing synergy of easy listening and the vigorous kinetics of Weaver’s rhyme scheme. All in all, If You’re Tired of Starting Over takes the listener on a journey and lands them in a place of contentment beyond life’s hardships.
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