Lil Wayne – “Start A Fire” (Feat. Christina Milian)

After a few false starts, Lil Wayne finally seems ready to release his supposedly-final album Tha Carter V, which he’s split into two parts like it was a Hunger Games installment. In recent weeks, he’s shared tracks like “Gotti” and “Off Day.” Last night, he appeared at the American Music Awards, debuting his new single “Start A Fire,” and the studio version arrived online shortly thereafter. “Start A Fire,” it turns out, is a moody and muddy love song that for some reason features the not-really-famous-anymore R&B singer Christina Milian. If you were hoping that every new single from Tha Carter V would herald a return to Wayne’s glory days, you should probably stay far away from this song. Optimism is a beautiful thing. Do what you can to maintain it. But if you’re ready to admit that everything is the worst, the song is below.

(via DirectLyrics)

The first installment of Tha Carter V is out 12/9 on Cash Money/Young Money.