From the onset of his musical career Tech N9ne has often grappled with the fragile nature of mortality, with tracks like “Suicide Letters” making for a powerful window into his mindset. As his artistic scope widened, Tech made sure to never lose sight of those still fighting the difficult fight. Now, the Strange Music mogul has come through to deliver “EF U (Easier For You),” the fourth episode of his ongoing Kathartic visual album. The song, which aims to guide those deep in the throes of depression, begins with a dedication to “the broken.”
The somber track features guest verses from frequent collaborator Krizz Kaliko and Nashville rapper Jelly Roll, who also appear in the elaborate visuals. For those who appreciate Tech’s reflective works, “EF U” should make for a welcome addition to the catalog, inspirational without pandering in a saccharine way; as his own music has revealed, Tech is no stranger to the darkness, and thus speaks on the topic with a voice of authority.