Using a strategy many artists are employing these days, Chance keeps the element of surprise alive by not listing any of the more than a dozen featured artists helping power his ‘Big Day.’
Billboard | Michael Saponara | 26 jul.

 

After opening with a soulful team-up with John Legend (“All Day Long”), longtime fans are finally treated to the Death Cab for Cutie collab Chance first referencedback in 2016 on “Do You Remember?,” which also features Justin Vernon and Francis and the Lights in its credits. (Vernon and Francis and the Lights also lent hands to the LP’s meditative, out-there title track as well as “Town On The Hill.”)
Esquire | Madison Vain | 26 jul.

 

Chance the Rapper’s Odes to Joy

And while it features some impressive guest appearances — a pugnacious DaBaby on “Hot Shower,” the nimble Smino on “Eternal” — it also includes some likely first-time hip-hop collaborations — Death Cab for Cutie on “Do You Remember,” CocoRosie on “Roo,” Randy Newman on “5 Year Plan” — that maybe didn’t need to happen. (On “Zanies and Fools,” the sung intro manages a better Newman than Newman himself; it’s one of the album’s standout bits.)

The New York Times
On “Do You Remember,” a laid-back, nostalgic jam, rock band Death Cab for Cutie shows up to set a dreamy, throwback mood.
He seems to be speaking directly to all of us mired in this sweltering summer, one that’s flying by. Chance comes in to deliver a few verses rich with references to the past year, immortalizing this moment in the late 2010s, his voice comfortably crackly atop the unhurried melody.
Time | 26 jul.

 

 

 

 

Do You Remember – Chance The Rapper Featuring Death Cab For Cutie

[Chorus: Ben Gibbard]
Do you remember how when you were younger
The summers all lasted forever?
Days disappeared into months, into years
Hold that feeling forever

[Verse 1: Chance the Rapper]
I remember the summer Lil’ Chano got ahold of his household
The same summer that widowed Gwyneth Paltrow
Back when I could trust in my dogs like Balto
My family The Sopranos these niggas is altos
First album, every track could be the outro
Velcro to shelltoes, things that we will outgrow
Used to rock South Pole, summers taking the 6 bus to South Shore
Never sold out but now we out-sold
That was the summer I learned to love the great outdoors
Learned you get the fans if you can’t keep yo’ mouth closed
That summer left a couple Marx like Groucho
That halo can turn hollow, depending how low
That summer left a couple tan lines
I love my city they let me cut the line on the Dan Ryan
They walk on eggshells and landmines
They communicate with handsigns

 

[Chorus: Ben Gibbard]
Do you remember how when you were younger
The summers all lasted forever?
Days disappear into months, into years
Hold that feeling forever
Do you remember how when you were younger
The summers all lasted forever?
Days disappear into months, into years
Hold that feeling forever

[Verse 2: Chance the Rapper]
I remember the last summer of the teens
I can’t recall too many summers in between
Will Smith, Genie, Donald Glover, Lion King
My daughter on the swing like the 2017 Cubs
My daughter mother double-ringed up
Finger look like jean cuffs, or two lean cups
Used to have obsession with the 27 club
Now I’m turning 27, wanna make it to the 2070 club
Put the 27s down, Lord, give me a clean lung
Took the ring up out the box I know this ain’t no brief love
This story arc so sharp that it made the streets flood
This the type of covenant you keep love, deep love

[Chorus: Ben Gibbard]
Do you remember how when you were younger
The summers all lasted forever?
Days disappear into months, into years
Hold that feeling forever

[Outro: Ben Gibbard & Chance the Rapper]
Do you remember how when you were younger
The summers all lasted forever? (Summer everlasting)
Days disappear into months, into years
Hold that feeling forever