After dropping a new visual for “Sex Sounds” off of his standout project True 2 Myself from last October, Lil Tjay has shared his first song of 2020 titled “Ice Cold,” along with accompanying visuals. Released one day after his 19th birthday on April 30, the track is an emotional reflection of the state of the world today, especially in New York City.
Directed by David Wept, the visuals for “Ice Cold” begins with Lil Tjay walking through a cemetery with a face mask on. The rapper sits isolated in his bedroom at home before driving through the city at night. Lil Tjay details his experience growing up, acknowledging that he can now “feel your pain.” “Jails multiplyin’, change sh*t, I’m tryin’/Murder rate just keep on goin’ up, it’s horrifyin’,” he raps. “Cops pointin’ fingers, they be misidentifyin’/Pocket of change, honestly don’t think it’s ever gon’ change.”
Although he remembers being called a “hood son” growing up, going to jail and getting expelled from school, he sees the importance of spreading love during this difficult time. “You just wait your turn, no givin’ up/Hopefully one day your life see a change,” he adds in the chorus. “I been to Hell and back a few times/No way that it get back, I don’t mind.” The track is included in Lil Tjay’s upcoming mixtape, State of Emergency, which is expected to drop next week.
Watch the music video for “Ice Cold” or stream the single below. Stay tuned for more information on Lil Tjay’s newest project.