Saba has made his solo return with two new songs: “Something in the Water” featuring Denzel Curry and “Mrs Whoever.”
On “Something in the Water,” the duo rap about the dark side of the music industry over a menacing beat produced by Nascent, Nahum and daedaePIVOT. “Fake it ’til you make it, camouflagin’ all facades, ayy / Personal opinion don’t amount to what our God say / Tell the kids, ‘Go farther,’ when they house don’t have a padre,” Curry spits.
“Mrs Whoever” received a serene visual treatment that captures Saba as he wanders through a lush greenhouse while listening to a Walkman. “Mrs Mr Whoever I pray / All the time, All the same / Sadly I see things I thought would change / All the time, All the same,” he sings on the chorus.
“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,” Sada wrote in the YouTube description for “Mrs Whoever.”
“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,” he added.
Earlier this year, Saba linked up with Jean Deaux for “Moody!.” Last year, he formed the trio Ghetto Sage with Noname and Smino, who made their debut with the song “Häagen Dazs.” His last solo record was 2018’s Care For Me.
Listen to “Something in the Water” here:
And watch the video for “Mrs Whoever” below: