J. Cole gave into his own desires for fans to hear new music on Thursday (May 6).
Not long after confirming the follow-up to 2018’s KOD would arrive on May 14 in the form of The Off-Season, Cole tweeted on Thursday fans were getting a track from the project entitled “interlude.”
“Told myself I would drop the album all at once,” he wrote. “Sometimes you gotta say f*ck it tho. New song tonight. 12 o’clock.”
“Dead bodies, smell the odor in the street,” he raps on the track. “My homie, homie got out on parole/He sold more Coca-Cola than the soda in the street/Summertime, bring the cold, this winter breeze/Hella blues like the rolling sixties/Christ went to heaven, age thirty-three/And so did Pimp C, and so did Nipsey.”
Press play on “Interlude” from The Off-Season below. Cole’s sixth studio effort comes after his longest hiatus between solo albums. His last project, 2018’s KOD debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with 397,000 equivalent album units earned.