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Chicago's groovy, double-timing wordsmith Saba has marked his return with "There You Go," a new single co-produced by Oakland-based multi-
instrumentalist Daoud and Saba himself. His 2016 album, Bucket List Project, was one of those special albums that epitomized his city, garnered a ton of critical attention, and launched his first headlining North American tour. "There You Go" is Saba's second single to follow the album, with the work anthem "Monday to Monday" dropping at the top of 2017.
Per usual, Saba raps with an attractive enthusiasm, making each bar sound genuine. The soulful production branches off from the smooth and glimmering motifs of Bucket List Project, making "There You Go" something like a breath of fresh air for Saba. Still driven by emotive keys and a choir sample, "There You Go" experiments with subtle and off-kilter rhythms, which complement Saba's varied delivery. This track is just as much about returning to music as it is about remembering and accepting your past.
"There You Go" is the first new solo release from Saba since his cousin and fellow PIVOT artist John Walt aka DinnerWithJohn was murdered in Chicago in February. In honor of the fallen friend and family member, Saba recently announced 'John Walt Day,' a concert benefiting Chicago youth on Nov. 25th at House of Blues. Along with the concert, John Walt Day will mark the launch of the John Walt Foundation, which aims to work with and provide opportunities and funds for young Chicago artists.
Prior to John Walt Day, Saba has spot dates for Day N Night Festival in Orange County, CA on Sept. 10th, All Things Go Fest in D.C. on Oct. 7th, and A3C Fest in Atlanta on Oct. 8th, while he'll be traveling overseas for his first headlining European tour in late October through early November - tickets for all shows are available here.