The song “Poland” by Lil Yachty, which was released just before his creative development on Let’s Start Here, is perhaps his biggest hit in a while. It’s no wonder the tune went viral with a buzzing anger beat from none other than F1LTHY and the most hazy voices rap has heard in a while. However, it was also extremely intriguing to observe how much success it had until Yachty entirely changed directions. “Poland” was a fortunate and unconventional strike right before his leap, despite the fact that his forays and thorough immersion into the worlds of psychedelic rock, indie pop, synth-based jams, and alternative music were fantastic. His return to a rap bag in subsequent tunes like “Strike (Holster)” proves that the genre is still alive.
Also, if you have a chance to perform a hit repeatedly at a show, that just proves its enduring status. Moreover, Lil Yachty recently went to Poland and performed the song six times in a row for the adoring crowd before him. Of course, you might think that it would get old after a while, but the crowd actually got louder and rowdier on some takes after the first one. What’s more is that the Atlanta MC himself also seemed to intensify each performance and get more hyped as he went on. However, the crowd sung the last one acapella, a nice send-off to thank fans in a way.
Lil Yachty Performs “Poland” In Poland Six Times In A Row
Regardless of its success, the 25-year-old had no idea it would blow up like that in the first place. Even though the song got him an invite to the country from the Polish Prime Minister, he felt odd that it hit so hard while he entered a new era. “I would’ve never dropped ‘Poland’- ever- because I wanted to pivot myself into this,” Lil Yachty told Zane Lowe. “So I was really irritated when it dropped, but I’m so grateful it did. Like I said, I really don’t know what I do next. I don’t know if I’ma do this again or do more rap.”
Meanwhile, he explained the inspiration behind the song to popular YouTube reactors Zias and B. Lou. “I’ma tell y’all the truth,” he remarked. “I was in the studio, right, working on my new album, and I was actually just trolling. My mans was just drinking a Poland Springs water bottle. I mean obviously I had some wock, but he had a Poland Springs water bottle. I was like, ‘Damn.’ And the song was a joke! I was just trolling. It leaked, and that’s why I was like, technically it’s not finished. It’s just a verse. I never finished the song, but it went cr*zy. So I was like, ‘S**t, I might as well put it out.’” We still don’t know if he has taken the wock to Poland, but playing it six times in a row probably counts.