Rationale ~ Fast Lane

RATIONALE Fast Lane Artwork!

Who is RATIONALE?  A semi-fresh new producer out of where else: London!

My first impression of “Fast Lane” :  One of those perfect chill tracks meant for cruising down the highway with the top down and your hair blowing in the wind!  Don’t forget to add a lot more music to this playlist because the song goes by way too quickly!

My take :  I have no clue who RATIONALE is but I do know one thing.  “Fast Lane” is one fantastic introduction.  Bound to create the kind of crazy online buzz every new artist seems surprised by when they get it, RATIONALE just might have the right musical formula to do something very few can.  Duplicate the feat with another deserving song that stands on its own without being propelled by energy behind “Fast Lane”.  A tall task indeed.

“Fast Lane” delivers an intoxicating dose of feel good vibes with a nice blend of laid back sounds and soulful vocals that effortlessly massage all the stresses away.  It’s a song skillfully molded together with interesting bits and pieces of some of the best musical styles of days gone past.  Giving the world an enticing, although brief glimpse of what I feel is more great music to come!

TMH RATING: 8.2/10 Amazing!

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Born in sunny San Diego and raised in central Illinois. I graduated from the University of Illinois @Urbana-Champaign and spent the better part of 10 years in sunny Phoenix Arizona after graduation. I now reside in Savoy IL and I try to make it up to the Chicago music scene as much as I can. Music has always been a part of my life and I wouldn’t have it any other way!


  1. Sheapeak
    October 27, 2015

    “….because the song goes by way too quickly!”. Well Drod, that’s because it is only 2mins 35secs!

    I heard ‘Fast Lane’ on Ballers (Episode 10 – Flamingos) and loved it right away. I immediately Shazam’d it and bought it on iTunes.

    While it’s a great song, I didn’t realise it was only 2mins 35secs ‘long’! If I’d known, I wouldn’t have bought it. Apart from being too short, it kind of ends abruptly! Probably there’s some artistic angle to that but it doesn’t do it for me one bit and it’s a little annoying.

    Fast Lane has got a dope beat, Rationale sounds great on it, but the track is way too short and too little of a good thing.

    I’ll be asking iTunes for my money back. Did I hear someone say ‘good luck with that!’?

    • October 27, 2015

      Well Sheapeak, that was my only real criticism with “Fast Lane”…everything works well except the length but all Rationale songs so far seem to have that problem…and I also bought it on iTunes too so we are definitely in the same boat there…thanks for the comment!

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