ATL sing-song merchant ILoveMakkonen is set to drop the sixth installment of his Drink More Water mixtape series later this week. He’s shared the first taste with “Don’t Do Too Much,” and today he offers a second with “Solo.” It’s something of an anthem that came about when nobody wanted to hop into the studio with him in Atlanta, which broadens out to encompass being comfortable in your own skin and being independent. That’s a sort-of counterintuitive statement in today’s climate of never quite being alone if you choose to because you can let people know that you’re alone at any moment. But it’s easy to picture Makonnen riding in his “low-low,” bumping his own minimalistic, bouncy beat driven by 808s and trap clicks as he holds things down on his solo dolo. They say the spring is breakup season, so if this song can make it to the summer, it may take on a whole new meaning. Check it out.
Drink More Water 6 is out 3/18.