Chicago's L.A VanGogh is gearing up for the release of his upcoming project, Everything Is Subjective, with the self-produced and deeply introspective single "Be Careful." The cut comes with an extra layer of quality assurance, as it was mixed and mastered by Papi Beatz, who produced all of Vic Mensa's There's A Lot Going On. The cut also features stunning guest vocals from Sherren Olivia. Mental health is a centralized theme throughout the forthcoming EP, and "Be Careful" does not stray from that path.
VanGogh gets vulernable, detailing his battle with anxiety and the dangers of getting lost in your mind. He describes the track as "a personal narrative about the power of thought and words, being mindful of what you tell yourself and others.” Equating using his words to using a glock, VanGogh turns the song into a meditation on his impact on others. The beat has an almost-plus and soulful flair, which gives way to a syncopated rhythm. He stays in his pocket over both iterations of the beat and plays around with his cadence. He's a pleasure to listen to rap, which hooks you in on the surface level and eases you into the necessary central message of the song.