The past two years have been tough on everyone, regardless of where you were before the pandemic or anything of that sort. For those of us who may deal with mental health issues, it’s been a bit tougher. This is because on top of dealing with the ‘VID, we’re dealing with feelings of isolation and separation that we may not usually feel. In the case of Mic Logik, he’s been through that and more over the last two years.
“So Low” takes a look at his mental state during the pandemic as well as after a back surgery. The song itself features the artist bouncing between highs and lows while also trying to focus enough to survive. It also has Logik giving us a look into mental health that’s equal parts Geto Boys and Cudi, partially because of the production and his gruff flow. This is one of those songs that’s so personal that you start to feel like you know the artist. It’s also one of those songs that’s, on a sonic level, very sound and is a bop. It’ll give you empathizing and wanting to do something about your own mental health while bobbing your head along with the beat.
I like the video because it features a setup as if this is his therapy. As the viewer, we’re a fly on the wall for some pretty intense feelings not visible at first glance. As someone who deals with his own mental health concerns, I always applaud artists who come out and discuss their situations—even if I don’t always post every song that delves into mental health. This one, however, is an incredibly honest song. It’s one that grabbed me from the jump. Check out the visuals above and remember to support dope music in all its forms.