6LACK’s new album is finally here.
East Atlanta Love Letter dropped last Friday, two years after his debut project, FREE 6LACK, and breakthrough single, “PRBLMS.”
Besides singles “Switch” and “Nonchalant”—both of which received video treatments—tracks bound to catch fans’ attention are those boosted by heavyweight features, namely Future, J Cole, Offset and Khalid (who is returning the favor after the success of “OTW”).
In an interview with Highsnobiety, 6LACK said East Atlanta Love Letter is an update of sorts on his life since FREE 6LACK. “In two years, things have gone from one side of the spectrum to another,” he said. “Anything I’ve had to go through, or learn, has been crammed into them: from being a dad, to [ending and starting] new relationships, to becoming famous and figuring out my responsibilities.”
The album art makes clear that becoming a father last year deeply informed 6LACK’s music, as well as his life since. “I want to thank my daughter who can’t read this, but everything I do is for or inspired by you,” he wrote in a heartwarming message on Instagram. “I want to lead by example and leave behind the story of a father who not only loved you, but loved what he did, and served a purpose bigger than himself.”
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so i’m sitting here in the studio wit my niggas, thinking about everything that’s happened in the last two years and i always end up writing these long ass captions but fuck it. my new album, east atlanta love letter, is out and i hope you guys enjoy it. this is a continuation of a story i started two years ago and to even be talking about a second project is a blessing. i don’t have any expectations, i didn’t make this for any awards (but y’all are welcome to nominate a nigga ?), i just did what came natural with the help of my amazing friends who happen to be producers. the only thing i think of everyday i wake up is making music that encourages people to feel and grow and communicate. i want to thank my daughter who can’t read this, but everything i do is for or inspired by you. i want to lead by example and leave behind the story of a father who not only loved you, but loved what he did, and served a purpose bigger than himself. i came a long fucking way from having nothing and i will never take it for granted. there’s so many people i want to thank but i don’t want to miss anyone. you all inspire me. let’s take this shit as far as we can. #eastatlantaloveletter ? link in bio
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