The three-year wait for new Earl Sweatshirt material may be at an end. Over the last couple of days, the Odd Future man dropped a few cryptic videos on Twitter and Instagram that fans believe are his way of saying there’s a fresh record coming through.
The two videos don’t reveal much. They’re blurry, dream-like collages soundtracked by Chi-Lites-referencing soul music and, intriguingly, a line from Black Dynamite. There are no captions, no voiceovers—in other words, nothing to give the game away.
Earl last released an album—I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside—in 2015, which is an eternity ago in internet time. More recently, he appeared on Vince Staples’ FM!, so, tinfoil hats on, we should be expecting a full drop pretty soon.
Try and glean something from the clips here: