The last time Johnny Astro went in over a big name singer, the result was "Goodnight, America," which features my favorite Adele sample ever. "Athena," like so many of Astro's tracks, is incredibly sincere, which is great because I can't stand behind phony-ass rappers. When I listen to "Athena," I know the endgame of Astro's hustle is more than a big booty hoe.
Maybe it's because I'm a hopeless romantic, but "Athena" just hits all my sweet spots. The production is enchanting, as is Astro's ability to mix in those smooth R&B flourishes. Plus, I can't front on his flow, and the way that chorus punches me right in the feels.
There's just something in the way Astro's music moves.