Following the arrival of his critically acclaimed sophomore album Care for Me, Saba is capping off his year with a brand-new single, “Papaya.”
Co-written by Saba and fellow Pivot crew member daedaePIVOT, “Papaya” is a soulful, piano-driven jam for those chilled-out weekends. It’s a bit of a sad one, though: on it, the Chicago native details his affection for a woman who’s unfortunately unavailable.
“I wanted you while you were / With your guy but that beside the point / The fruits of the labor, papaya / One day we’ll split the pie up and maybe enjoy,” he croons on the chorus. daedae, along with Ari Lennox, provide the backing vocals on this song.
In other news, Saba recently announced the dates for his upcoming European tour. The rapper will hit up more than 15 cities across the UK, Germany and the Netherlands. The tour begins at the end of February. Check here for more show details.
Stream “Papaya” below: