The reason I chose Coloring Book a while back is because this album defined 2016 for me. I graduated college in May, started a new career, most of my best friends moved away. Life was changing. Coloring Book came out at the right time for me because I was looking for something to latch on to. Chance’s lyrical prowess was fresh. Something that Kanye once offered, but has since lost. Chance offered an opportunity for me to rediscover my faith after 4 long years of questioning the meaning of it.
Coloring Book was the Album of the Year for me in 2016. And I thank him for that.