“Satellite Flight: The Journey to the Mother Moon”
Following the trend set by Beyoncé earlier this year, Kid Cudi released a surprise album, “Satellite Flight: The Journey to Mother Moon” on iTunes without a word of warning at the end of February, tweeting “Time to make the world stand still.”
However, the bold statement was not quite as successful as Beyoncé’s surprise release of her self-titled album. The rapper tweeted about the possibility hours before the occurrence, and pulling this legendary move just months after Beyonce herself took some of the fire out of the flame.
The album as a whole is reminiscent of possibly his most famous single, “Day n’ Night,” which reached the peak of its popularity in 2010. This space-trippy vibe that he produced for his “fellow galaxy travelers” doesn’t showcase much new but is still a fun record to listen to if you like his previous music.
It also should be mentioned that a majority of the tracks are largely acoustic, when I first began listening I thought I might have accidentally bought the wrong version, but for what Cudi lacks in words he makes up for in rhythms that feel like you might actually be on a shuttle to the moon.
The most notable singles are “Copernicus Landing,” “Too Bad I have to Destroy You Now” and “Return of the Moon Man.” Though Cudi was not as successful as Beyoncé (but let’s face it, who could be?), fans praised him for continuing the trend of surprising them with a bunch of music at once. Said one fan in a response tweet: “We are digging this, it’s like Christmas morning for all the cuddlers out there!”
You can purchase Cudi’s album on iTunes for $9.99.
– Molly Montgomery