J. Cole sprung a surprise on fans with the release of his brand new song ‘Heaven’s EP.’
And the package was paired with an accompanying music video.
As quick turnarounds go, the Simon Chasalow-directed visual was shot while Cole was in Las Vegas for a show past weekend.
Lyrically, the song – which is is powered by the instrumental of ‘Pipe Down’ (from Drake’s ‘Certified Lover Boy’) – finds the Fayetteville, NC native in a reflective and pondering space.
See what we mean below…
On the hard-hitting track (which arrives after recent album, ‘The Off Season’), Cole raps:
“Some people say that I’m running third, they threw the bronze at me
Behind Drake and Dot, yeah, them n***as is superstars to me
Maybe deep down, I’m afraid of my luminosity
So when you see me on red carpets, I’m movin’ awkwardly
Posin’ all nervous, afraid of the judgment
And the thought of showin’ too much of my day is repugnant
I be keepin’ my kids away from the gaze of the public.”