The Sailor is Indonesian rapper, producer and singer-songwriter Rich Brian’s sophomore album. It follows his debut full length project, 2018’s Amen. The album was executively produced by Brian, Bekon, Rappy and Sean Miyashiro, founder of record label 88rising.
The album was anchored by two pre-singles that attained immense critical acclaim; “Yellow,” released on June 25, 2019, and “Kids,” released on July 17, 2019.
Citing inspirations as diverse as JAY-Z or The Beatles, the album’s production is cinematic, and a stark contrast from his previous record. Brian takes a step back from production here, as he helmed most of it on his debut. Instead, he showcases a more melodic flow and his singing abilities, that are uplifting and thematically different, as well as more insight on his Indonesian culture.