“His most affecting tracks celebrate nuance; they often manage to be joyful and tragic,
triumphant and anxiety-inducing, all at once” Rolling Stone
“Through Saba’s inner turmoil, he finds his most powerful and diaristic” storytelling.” Pitchfork
“Sell-out shows have been a long time coming for the rapper,
who’s been a streaming success with Australian listeners” Acclaim
“In mining such intensely personal subject matter Saba has found that
the more honest he is with his own life and experiences, the more people connect” FBi Radio
“A beautiful project with so much replay value it’s astounding” The AU Review
“Tremendously gifted” Stereogum
“Lush and funky” Consequence
“Honesty and humility knows no bounds” Best Before
Acclaimed Shikaakwa / Chicago rapper-producer and Pivot Gang Co-Founder Saba has teamed up with Cleveland rapper Krayzie Bone of the trailblazing GRAMMY Award-winning hip-hop group Bone Thugs-N-Harmony for new single ‘Come My Way’, a fresh melodic track that is the latest offering from Saba’s highly anticipated third solo album Few Good Thingsdropping on February 4, 2022. LISTEN HERE.
‘Come My Way’ features Krayzie Bone’s signature flow adding a classic and familiar sound that helps ground the Daoud and daedaePIVOT co-produced track, which is the third single issued from Few Good Things following previously released tracks ‘Stop That’ and the funk-laden ‘Fearmonger’ (feat. Daoud).
“When I think back on first discovering Bone Thugs-N-Harmony as a child, it immediately stood out to me as unique,”Saba shares of the legendary group. “I started paying attention and really learning how to rap from listening to them and trying to recite it. It felt honest and completely true to themselves — authentic in a way that doesn’t come around very often and in a way that will be impossible to recreate. Their mix of melody and rhythms that I had never heard is what connected with me in a way that other music just didn’t. It inspired me to be more creative.”
On the inspiration behind the track, Saba adds, “It’s an ode to nostalgia and growing up, and I think ‘hopeful’ and ‘soulful’ are accurate descriptions of the song.I considered a poverty song as a concept for this one. ‘All I’m doing [is] thinking how to get some money, and then we’ll be good.’ This is a false statement, but one that I believed at a point, and many others believe right now. This song also takes place in that nostalgic kind of setting. I’m describing many things that are normal on the westside of Chicago so that it plays like just any other day — pretty stagnant but having so much life. ‘We ain’t got no time to relax’ is a harsh reality for so many people experiencing this type of poverty where the focus is on work and survival. ‘Had to run them niggas shooting shit, I wish that the guys had shields’ is an acknowledgement of grief, but the song is not written as to feel sad or sorry for ourselves. It is a reality, not one I or anyone else can change, so this song is about getting up the next day and getting to work, or getting to it however you provide, but just moving on in that fashion. ‘And then we’ll be good,’ throughout whatever adversity, and challenges, and otherwise just fucked up shit comes our way.”
Few Good Things was recently highlighted inThe New York Times’ “12 Things Our Critics Are Looking Forward to in 2022” winter preview stating, “The beats are still buttery, jazzy and meticulously arranged. But this time around, there is more wisdom — a recognition that living through trauma means finding gratitude and affirmation in the moments you can.”
The follow up to his critically acclaimed 2018 album Care For Me that found Saba grappling with the aftermath of his cousin John Walt’s 2017 murder, upcoming album Few Good Thingsfinds the Chicago polymath looking deeper within as he explores the realization of self after a search for exterior fulfilment. Few good things is to grow comfortable with the empty, and despite that, find your fullness.
Saba recently announced his headlining 2022 Back Home Tour for North America and Europe/U.K. The tour launches in Europe and the U.K. with support from English rapper, singer, and songwriter ENNY on U.K. dates and Dutch-Sudanese R&B singer-songwriter Gaidaa throughout Europe. The North American leg features support from Charlotte-bred Dreamville rapper Lute and Los Angeles artist Amindi. Complete tour dates included below and tickets can be purchased now at sabapivot.com/tour.