Hoodie Allen gets sentimental on the Kina Grannis-assisted “Make It Home.”
Hoodie Allen has worked his butt off in the past year (not that we were checking it out or anything…), and now he’s FINALLY got some time to reflect. His self-released EP, All American, hit No. 1 on the iTunes charts, he werqued it and twerked it all up on some hot chicks in a baked goods food truck in “Cake Boy,” and he partnered with Chiddy Bang on the tell-off “Fame Is For A******s.” And now, after that wild roller coaster ride to success, Hoodie is slowing it down and getting contemplative on his new Kina Grannis-assisted track, “Make It Home.”
Listen to Hoodie Allen’s “Make It Home” featuring Kina Grannis after the jump.
Produced by Something Silent, as opposed to some of Hoodie’s livelier records, “Make It Home” is set to a moody, piano-driven track. A soulful Kina opens the record and quietly coos about her future and her big dreams: “I wanna go where the lights are low/ And the dreamers are chasing/ I wanna live like we don’t know much/ But we know we’re gonna make it/ And I don’t wanna spend another night alone.”
Next up, Hoodie echoes Kina’s sentiment with a bit more conviction: “I’m living front row/ Ya’ll can take the mezzanine/ Backstage chillin’/ Treating life like it’s a magazine.” Y’ALL CAN TAKE THE MEZZANINE! Can we get that put on a bumper sticker?? Or maybe some sweatpants? #NEWMANTRA. Enjoy the front row, Hoodie: You’ve earned it.
+ Listen to Hoodie Allen’s “Make It Home” featuring Kina Grannis.
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