In late February, Saba made his return with a striking, inward-gazing new song called "Busy" that proved the Chicago artist has only grown stronger since releasing the excellent Bucket List Project album in 2016.
Shortly after "Busy" came out, he announced that the follow-up, Care For Me, will arrive on April 5 and feature guest appearances from Chance The Rapper, theMIND, and Kaina.
Now, our second taste of the 10-song project has arrived, and it's another introspective cut that finds Saba taking an honest look at his own anxieties and demons. Over warm production from Daoud, daedaePIVOT, and himself, Saba tackles his demons head-on in a song that's at once vulnerable and uniquely strong and powerful. Dealing with real-life tragedy following the death of his fellow Pivot Gang rapper and best friend John Walt, Saba wears his pain on his sleeve throughout an incredibly moving song.
You can hear "LIFE" on YouTube above or on SoundCloud and Spotify below.
Continue for Saba's thoughts on Chicago hip-hop and what outsiders get wrong.
Make sure to check out Saba's upcoming tour with Joseph Chilliams and Jean Deaux if he comes near your town. Check out the dates below.