Earl Sweatshirt – Chum
Earl Sweatshirt, who’s a part of the LA based collective Odd Future is back from the shadows.
Earl Sweatshirt, who’s a part of the LA based collective Odd Future, has been in the shadows of late. He hasn’t released a track for a while, and was famously sent to Samoa by his mother. Apparently she wasn’t happy with his behaviour and even stopped him from releasing music with Odd Future. This only increased the hype around him, as soon as you can’t have something, you want it more right?
His return to LA is good news for the fans of OFWGKTA, Earl has an album on the way called Doris, which will be released on Columbia Records. In the past week he’s released a single called Chum along with a video for the track. It’s a beast of a track, the piano led instrumental is the perfect back drop for the honest, retrospective lyrics.
He talks about growing up, his father leaving, Tyler taking him under his wing and his feelings of being an outsider. One bar he says, “too black for the white kids, and too white for the blacks”. Later on he references his recent return to LA from Samoa saying, “been back a week and already feel like calling it quits”.
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