Nearly a year ago, J. Cole released his two-song stimulus package, Lewis Street, which contained the tracks “The Climb Back” and “Lion King on Ice.” Since then, fans have been yearning for new Cole and it’s finally here.
On Friday (May 7), the Dreamville Records founder delivered a new single called “Interlude.” The offering is the first joint to arrive from Cole’s upcoming album, The Off-Season, due to arrive on May 14.
The new song is produced by T-Minus, Cole and Tommy Parker, and finds Jermaine coming out hard with a melodic flow over the sample-driven track. “I be comin’ in peace, but fuck me, best beware/The others is shit deep, under covers creep,” Cole flows. “This Southern heat make unbearable summers/Just last week seen your mama weep/Crying ’cause she don’t wanna bury your brother/The blood leaks while the EMTs gotta carry hеr baby like surrogate mothers.”
The offering is just over two minutes long and serves as a proper intro on what to expect next week.