It’s been over two years since Saba gifted the world his CARE FOR ME record. The Chicago rapper returns today with two new offerings — a new music video for “Mrs. Whoever” and “Something in the Water” featuring Denzel Curry with production from Nascent, Nahum and daedaePIVOT.
The last we heard from Saba he was talking with JPEGMAFIA in another installment of the artist’s HTBAR documentary series. He also teamed up with Smino and Noname for the collective Ghetto Sage for the trio’s “Häagen Dazs” single. While he took a break from solo recordings, his Pivot Gang crew did release their You Can’t Sit With Us project last year.
“Mrs. Whoever” is smooth and pensive with Saba venturing to the countryside to get away from city life in the visual. “Something in the Water” contrasts with hard-hitting production, trap-infused percussion and Denzel’s superb guest-spot. Saba detailed his return in a recent press release. “For me, releasing music is me letting go and getting out of my own way. It’s me shutting down my own ideas of perfectionism, and me accepting my shit for what it is,” Saba said. “I can keep holding on to shit and looking for the next best thing, which I think I’ve done my whole life, but I wanna combat that idea of something not being enough by just letting go and sharing my thoughts in real time.”
“I don’t really care to be understood right now in the same way that I think I did in the past,” the artist continued. “It would bother me when people would quote lyrics wrong or say ‘this song is about this,’ or ‘this song is about that,’ but that’s because the music was so personal to me. Now it’s just like, man, ‘I made this and I like it, here you go, get what you get.’ And I feel more comfortable with being there.”
Watch “Mrs. Whoever” above and stream Saba’s latest below. In more music updates, Channel Tres and Disclosure went for a late night drive for the new “Lavender” music video.