On social media today, the Toronto artist shared posts pointing to the arrival new material this Friday (June 28), meaning it will most likely arrive at midnight the night before.
The posts — hashtagged #CASESTUDY01 — feature a video of a figure walking through a barren desert, set to a muted keyboard melody and a sample of scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer famously quoting sacred Hindu text Bhagavad-Gita, "Now I am become death, the destroyer of worlds."
While it remains to be seen whether Caesar is teasing the arrival of a new single or a full-blown follow-up to Freudian, he treated fans to a taste of new material in Los Angeles earlier this week. On Monday (June 24), Caesar held a "Case Study 01" listening event for 200 guests and industry figures.
Some short clips and reaction from the event have since found their way online.
limited to first 200 guests. pic.twitter.com/YUpBBtPTLJ— Daniel Caesar (@DanielCaesar) June 24, 2019
Here's some UNRELEASED Daniel Caesar to bless your timeline 😌 🎶 pic.twitter.com/UFcsezVvkj— 4rif (@Azerrz) June 26, 2019
just had the pleasure of listening to unreleased music by Daniel Caesar and let me just say w o w .— JOE KAY (@joekay) June 25, 2019
this sounds mature.
& this release will feature some of my favorite artists & producers.
levels to this
These new Daniel Caesar songs are already stuck in my head.— Cousin Carl (@carlchery) June 25, 2019
In the time since releasing Freudian, Caesar teamed with T-Pain for single "Who Hurt You?" and has also collaborated with Jessie Reyez, Common and Anderson .Paak's Free Nationals. His video for the H.E.R.-assisted "Best Part" was a finalist for the 2019 Prism Prize earlier this year.
just heard daniel caesar's new album wow.— Shirley Ju (@shirju) June 25, 2019