RL Grime announces album release date and unveils new track, ‘Undo’

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RL Grime has announced his first new album in nearly four years. It will be titled NOVA, and the 15-track compilation is set to be released on July 27.  In addition to the album announcement, the producer has given fans an idea of what to expect with the release of the album’s second single, “Undo,” featuring Jeremih and Tory Lanez.

The track skews hip hop, but Grime manages to infuse his signature electronic style into the song’s drop. The producer commented in an official release about his inspiration for the new album.

NOVA came from obsessive ideation on growth, and on transition. The art, and stories, and the moments that inspired me through this record tend to explore this as well. The feeling of leaving behind what was, and of welcoming the foreign. Throughout the process I had this vision of a “nova”, or of a star no bigger than a person launching from earth into outer space and expanding endlessly until its light was all that we could see. That’s the feeling I get from these records, infinite light.” – RL GRIME

Other collaborators for the album will include Chief Keef, Ty Dolla $ign, and Miguel among others, which showcases the producers divergence into a more hip hop style for his upcoming album.

NOVA Tracklist:

1. Feel Free
2. Shrine (feat. Freya Ridings)
3. Light Me Up (feat. Miguel & Julia Michaels)
4. Undo (feat. Jeremih & Tory Lanez)
5. Take It Away (feat. Ty Dolla $ign & TK Kraviz)
6. OMG (feat. Joji & Chief Keef)
7. Shoulda
8. Reims
9. Pressure
10. Era
11. Run For Your Life (Interlude)
12. I Wanna Know (feat. Daya)
13. UCLA (feat. 24hrs)
14. Rainer
15. Atoms (feat. Jeremy Zucker)

RL Grime sparks Chief Keef collaboration rumors with new Instagram post

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The expression goes “a picture is worth a thousand words,” but in the context of the music industry, a picture just might indicate an inbound collaboration. Trap tastemaker RL Grime has set the rumor mill to work via his recent Instagram post, a photo of the producer with rapper Chief Keef.


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Fans have taken RL Grime’s use of the devil emoji as the post’s caption as a suggestive signal that the two have been quietly working on a collaboration in the studio. Diplo’s response to the picture, a suggestive series of exclamation points, seems only to further augment the surmised potential for an RL Grime/Chief Keef release in the new year. RL Grime is memorable for his bass heavy take on the Chicago rapper’s “Love Sosa.”

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