August Alsina's This Thing Called Life album will drop Dec. 12. The New Orleans native made the announcement via a album teaser video where he contemplates the complications of life. Struggling to sleep, thoughts race through Alsina's mind while he explores some of life's biggest questions. Check out the video above and be on the lookout for more from the former XXL Freshman.

XXL spoke to Alsina about what fans can expect from his upcoming project. "You know, I know what I deal with on a daily basis," he started, "And if I can help just one person… You know, I think Testimony was so one-sided, like it was really just me, me, me. But this is just everything I live and everything I see and kind of adopting a persona, too, seeing other people’s situations and kind of giving my insight on that. I just want people to be able to grow from it, because that’s what life is all about. Just find that balance and be able to grow from the album. I want you to be able to fuck to the album, I want you to be able to cry to the album, I want you to be able to heal from the album, I want you to be able to hurt from the album. I know for a fact that there’s a song on the album to touch every emotion that you hold. It’s so fuckin’ good, bro, and I don’t even brag on my shit."