Saba delivers a woozy and healed new single: “Where It’s At.”
If there’s one thing 2018 has taught us, it is that Chicago rapper Saba is an absolute force. Following the murder of his cousin, Saba wrote his way through tragedy, dropping CARE FOR ME, one of the best albums of the year. Since releasing the record, Saba has gone on to tour the world, but not without feeding hungry fans new music in the form of an impressive singles run. The latest installment in his post-CARE FOR ME existence, the winding “Where It’s At,” showcases the rapper’s penchant for moving music forward and bending flows to his will.
Produced by the trusted daedaePIVOT, with some additional work from Saba himself, “Where It’s At” seems to answer all of our post-album questions. That is, where does Saba go from CARE FOR ME, where does he go from this moment where he gave us his whole heart? Hearing him wax poetic, rapping “Peace of mind, I’ve finally found,” we come away with the notion that Saba’s healing is complete as can be.
With a woozy and optimistic flow, Saba presents a look into his journey to the present. His languid delivery is reminiscent of some of the bubbling cuts of 2016’s Bucket List Project, paired well with the grey tones Saba has sunk into and claimed for himself. The clink of percussion and Saba’s uncanny ability to stretch his vocals like taffy make this an irresistible entry in Saba’s airtight discography.
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