Jack Harlow has been on a hell of a run over the past couple of years, and he brought all of that momentum into his new album Come Home the Kids Miss You.
The project’s second single “First Class” went viral before it even dropped, debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, and there’s been a lot of hype and speculation about what direction Jack would take on the rest of the album.
“I think the game needs some urgency, with everything being kind of a vibe right now,” he told Billboard in December. “It will be a boost of energy for people. You’ll be able to hear in my voice that I’m realizing what I am and what I could be and what I need to work hard to be. My star is rising, and I’m kind of documenting that process and showing you where I want to take it next. I’m stepping into being a star comfortably. I want to entertain.”
So, did it live up to the hype? What’s the best and worst thing about it? Members of the Complex Music team—Eric Skelton, Jordan Rose, and Jessica McKinney—shared their first-listen thoughts, which you can see below.