On Friday, November 19, Earl Sweatshirt returned with the potent single “2010,” and less than a month later, the gifted lyricist is back with another impressive track. Titled “Tabula Rasa,” Earl’s latest release taps billy woods and E L U C I D of underground Hip-Hop duo Armand Hammer for two guest verses, and it also arrives alongside an exciting announcement.
In a matter of weeks, the former Odd Future artist will be gearing up to drop his first album since Feet Of Clay in 2019. Titled Sick!, the 10-track effort will arrive on January 14, 2022, via Tan Cressida and Warner Records. Get a good look at the project’s cover art below.
According to Pitchfork, Earl said the following about “Tabula Rasa” and Sick!:
Sick! is my humble offering of 10 songs recorded in the wake of the worldwide coronavirus pandemic and its subsequent lockdowns. Before the virus I had been working on an album I named after a book I used to read with my mother (The People Could Fly). Once the lockdowns hit, people couldn’t fly anymore. A wise man said art imitates life. People were sick. The People were angry and isolated and restless. I leaned into the chaos cause it was apparent that it wasn’t going anywhere. These songs are what happened when I would come up for air. Peace and love to Zelooperz the enigma, the Armand Hammer, and my good friends Alchemist and Black Noi$e. Peace and love to u.
Go ahead and pre-save Sick! here, and head down below to check out the music video for Earl Sweatshirt’s Armand Hammer-assisted single “Tabula Rasa.” The Alchemist has already said that Earl’s new album is “incredible,” so are you excited to hear Sick! when it arrives in January?
You only trash if you trash, I keep it simple and dynamic
Trust the passage rites to life’s chapters
I have to write to find balance
This game of telephone massive, I do what I have to with the fragments