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Pay close attention to The Windy City wellspring and you’ll notice a new star on the rise. Tahj Chandler, or as the rap world knows him, Saba, was quite literally a copilot on Chance The Rapper‘s “Angels” and proved to be much more than a sidekick when the track was premiered on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert all those months ago, well before Coloring Book landed and shook the world at its foundation. Since then, he’s shared several singles, all bearing his own touch that falls well outside of the gospel chops that have defined Chicago’s sound throughout the year.
Now, as Saba readies the release of his full-length debut, he’s shared another slow-burner for you to rock to with the Zane Lowe premiere of “Symmetry.” Less of a true-schooler’s hip-hop cut than a moody and melodic ode to his lover’s evenness and balance, Saba proves just how far he can stretch as a vocalist, and makes a damn-good case for Chicago’s new school. Hell, it may even make a believer out of you. For more on Saba’s new project, you can delve into all of the magic that went down behind-the-scenes in a new episode of Red Bull TV’s Remember The Name. Hear his brilliant new single below and keep your eyes on us for his next move.