Earl Sweatshirt – “Wind in My Sails,” “SKRT SKRT,” & “bary”

Last night on Twitter, young rap god Earl Sweatshirt left a couple of cryptic messages: “lets get reacquainted” and “i can’t even explain it, i surprised myself too!” He did that while in the midst of tweeting links to three brand-new songs, songs that don’t seem to be tied to any album plans or anything like that. With that second tweet, Sweatshirt was quoting Kanye West’s Graduation track “Barry Bonds,” and his “bary” is a slow, gooey “Barry Bonds” remix with no new rapping from Sweatshirt himself. “SKRT SKRT,” meanwhile, is a hazy, staggering instrumental. And “Wind In My Sails” is a full-on Earl Sweatshirt song, with all the dense and knotty and intricate rapping that implies. On his SoundCloud page for that one, he shouts out Alchemist, Flying Lotus, and “otis the god,” which presumably means Madlib. Listen to all three new songs below.

Earl Sweatshirt’s 2015 album I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside is out on Columbia, and it is still great.