It seems like every night lately, a different beloved rapper is ready to announce a new surprise album right around midnight. Last night, it was Earl Sweatshirt, who has at least given us a week to mentally prepare for his Doris follow-up I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside. When making that announcement, he also shared a new song, a mournful and murky rap dirge called “Grief.” He’s already shared that song’s video, and it’s just as dark as the music. In the clip, we see Earl, his face glowing in some kind of weird night-vision/black-light way, wandering through a black-and-white nightmare dreamscape. He encounters mice and snakes and fire and masked drummers. It’s a bleak, eerie vision, and you can check it out below.
I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside is out 3/23 on Tan Cressida/Columbia.