Earl Sweatshirt released his new album, I Don’t Like S—, I Don’t Go Outside, all of a month ago. So new music from the 21-year-old wasn’t the likeliest of things to expect. But the rapper decided to slyly release “Solace” with an unassuming tweet and YouTube link. He followed that up with a pair of messages that indicate the track, posted on a joyful-sounding account called “dar Qness,” was his.
It’s exactly 10 minutes, making it one-third of all of I Don’t Like S—. So prepare yourself. “Solace” doesn’t stick with a uniform sound the whole way through: It’s a combination of completely different beats. Sweatshirt raps in the beginning but slowly fades away as the song progresses. It’s moody and quiet—just the song for a happy Tuesday. He actually teased the project to NPR last month when his album dropped, indicating it’s “more for my mom.” Stream it below and peer into the unchanging pink background as you ponder what to do for your maternal figure: Mother’s Day is close.