Earl Sweatshirt teases new music with cryptic videos

    Featuring old soul cuts and a sample from ‘Black Dynamite.’

    Earl Sweatshirt live at Primavera Sound in 2014
    Image: Christian Bertrand / Shutterstock.com

    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:

    View this post on Instagram

    ⚔️🛡

    A post shared by soapmanwun (@soapmanwun) on

    View this post on Instagram

    🤗🤗🤗

    A post shared by soapmanwun (@soapmanwun) on