Lupe Fiasco Drops New Single "Lillies" feat. Sirah + Reveals 'Tetsuo & Youth' LP Release Date
Lupe Fiasco's upcoming record Tetsuo & Youth seems to finally be taking shape. After what's seemed like ages of waiting for the follow-up to his first single "The Mission," we have the joyful, even triumphant new joint "Lilies" featuring a little help from Strong Island vocalist Sirah. This ivory-clad knocker has all the earmarks of what we've come to love from Food & Liquor era Lupe; a poignant and concise delivery with a strong hook for the pop-tuned ears out there, all over a proper sonic bed, sculpted out of heavenly string arrangements and a gummy synthed-out bass.
What's more, the Chi-town bomber has finally cemented a release date for his fifth studio album, as Atlantic Records confirmed yesterday that Tetsuo & Youth will hit physical and digital shelves January 20th, 2015. And the fun doesn't stop there, his Lost In The Atlantic Ocean should be dropping imminently, adding some more fuel to the ever burning fire between himself and his label. Perhaps "Lilies" is the gentle nudge they needed to set the date. Here's to hoping it sticks. Listen Lupe Fiasco and Sirah's latest drop "Lilies" and be sure to stay tuned for that tape.