Saba Reflects on His Trials and Tribulations on New Song “Life”
Saba is prepping for the release of his 10-track album Care For Me and is giving fans a taste of what they can expect in the meantime. The Chicago rapper sets the tone with the release of his latest single "Life," which dropped Wednesday (March 21) and gives an introspective peek into his day-to-day mindset.
The bristling track is co-produced by the Pivot Gang member in addition to DaeDaePIVOT and Daoud. Saba raps about the trials and tribulations he's had to overcome in order to become the 23-year-old he is today.
Saba opens the tune by admitting death is brewing on his mind. "I got angels running 'way, I got demons hunting me/I know 'Pac was 25, I know Jesus 33/I tell Death to keep a distance, I think he obsessed with me/I say "God, that's the one," I know she would die for me," he raps.
Later into the chorus of "Life," Saba opens up about the death of his cousin Walt. "Mamma mixed the vodka with the Sprite/They killed my cousin with a pocket knife/While my uncle on the phone/He was gone for more than half my life," he sadly rhymes.
Care For Me, which is set to drop on April 5, features a few notable cameos such as fellow Chi-town MC Chance The Rapper, Kaina and theMIND. On the heels of his forthcoming LP, the "Busy" artist is embarking on a coinciding North American tour beginning on April 11. Tickets are available for purchase here.
Stream Saba's brooding single "Life" and his tour dates below.
Care For Me Tour Dates
April 11: Philadelphia, Pa. - Foundry
April 12: Boston, Mass. - Brighton Music Hall
April 13: New York, N.Y. - Highline Ballroom
April 14: Washington, D.C. - The Fillmore
April 15: Carrboro, N.C. - Cat's Cradle
April 16: Atlanta, Ga. - Masquerade
April 19: Orlanda, Fla. - Soundbar
April 20: Tallahasee, Fla. - Club Downunder
April 21: Tampa, Fla. - Crowbar
April 23: Dallas, Texas - 3 Links
April 24: Houston, Texas - Studio @ Warehouse Live
April 25: Austin, Texas - Come and Take It Live
April 27: Albuquerque, N.M. - Warehouse 508
April 28: Phoenix, Ariz. - Club Red
April 30: San Diego, Calif. - Voodoo Room (HOB)
May 1: Santa Ana, Calif. - Constellation Room
May 2: Los Angeles, Calif. - Roxy
May 3: San Francisco, Calif. - Slim's
May 5: Portland, Ore. - Hawthorne
May 7: Vancouver, B.C. - Fortune (19+)
May 8: Seattle, Wash. - Crocodile
May 10: Salt Lake City, Utah - Kilby Court
May 11: Denver, Colo. - Cervantes
May 12: Lawrence, Kansas - Granada
May 14: Omaha, Neb. - Slowdown
May 15: Minneapolis, Minn. - 7th Street
May 18: Detroit, Mich. - Shelter
May 19: Toronto, ON - Adelaide
See New Music Releases for March 2018