Earl Sweatshirt “Nowhere2go”: Listen to Experimental New Song
After hinting that he has some new music on the way and releasing a video snippet earlier this week, Earl Sweatshirt has come through with his latest song.
His new single, “Nowhere2go,” dropped on Thursday (Nov. 8), marking the Odd Future member’s first solo offering since 2016’s “Wind in My Sails.”
The song, which was produced by Booliemane and Adé Hakim, arrives three years after Earl’s latest album, 2015’s I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside. While it's unclear if the track will appear on a long-awaited follow-up project, it does reflect Earl’s signature experimental style and openly explores personal topics surrounding depression.
“Yeah, I think I spent most of my life depressed (Most of my) / Only thing on my mind was death (On my)” he spits. “Didn't know if my time was next (Next, yeah, yeah) / Tryna refine this shit, I redefined myself.”
Later on in the song, he showcases how much he’s grown when navigating his demons, even if they never truly leave him be.
“I found a new way to cope / It ain't no slave in my soul,” Earl continues. “But I keep the memories close by (Close by) / Even when I hit a low (I hit a low) / I still give thanks to the most high."
In his post promoting the new track, he added, “YEEAAAAOEOOEOEOE TO SAY IM EXCITED TO B GIVING YALL MUSIC IS BIG UNDERSTATEMENT. THIS YEAR BEEN THE ROUGHEST OF MY LIFE, BUT HERE WE ARE !!!”
He also shared some of his inspiration behind the new track during an interview with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe.
“A lot of times music of mine doesn’t come without good conversation beforehand,” he explained. “If I’m unstimulated then I’m probably not gonna be able to talk about too much. ‘NOWHERE2GO’ is a reflection of where I was at that time. It’s also the first one that’s getting released because I’m not a single ass nigga, and it’s the closest thing I’ve got to a single.”
On top of releasing his latest solo material, Earl also appears on Vince Staples’ new FM! album, which dropped just last week.
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