‘Eternal Atake’ Finally Dropped, Everyone Say Thanks Uzi

It’s been 84 years… or at least that’s what the wait for Lil Uzi Vert’s near-mythological album, Eternal Atake, felt like for fans around the world. His debut studio album, Luv Is Rage 2, is now almost three years old — while the occasional leak or feature from Uzi held fans over, the end game was always to get the ever-delayed second LP. Earlier than expected, it’s finally here — and it’s unclear what fans will beg Uzi for now that they’ve gotten the holy grail.

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The general consensus on Twitter and fan forums is that the wait was worth it. Booming bass, clicky hi-hats, mini skits and Uzi’s typical relaxed approach to dropping atomic bomb-level quips and catchphrases give fans a familiar listening experience. But every song is brand new. Singles like “That Way” and “Futsal Shuffle 2020” are only included as bonuses on the final sprawling 18-track record, leaving all the room in the world for Uzi to explore the space-age synth landscape that backs up the entire album.

Despite the rollercoaster ride of drama leading up to the album’s drop, tracks like “POP” and “Celebration Station” are indicative of a larger theme across Eternal Atake — that Uzi’s finally having a ton of fun. Some of the breakups and betrayals that unfold over the course of the hour-long journey are melancholy or upsetting, but each “down” moment is punctuated with a newly warped bass line or a spike in Uzi’s energy on the track.

“Celebration Station” in particular reflects the joy found in the fact that Uzi was finally able to release a full-length project and connect with his fans in a way he’s been planning to for years. Each bell ring and zooming keystroke accentuates the fast paced track, already primed for a TikTok dance. If Luv Is Rage 2 was all about apathy, then Eternal Atake is about empathy — and we’re here for it.

Stream Eternal Atake below. Wow, never thought I’d get to say that.

Album art via Lil Uzi Vert