Earl Sweatshirt Returns with 'Sick!,' Shares New Song with Armand Hammer

Watch a video for "Tabula Rasa" ahead of the project's 2022 arrival

BY Calum SlingerlandPublished Dec 10, 2021

Earl Sweatshirt has shared details of a new project. The Los Angeles artist will share Sick! on January 14 via Tan Cressida/Warner.

Following 2019 EP Feet of ClaySick! collects 10 songs Earl recorded "in the wake of the worldwide coronavirus pandemic and its subsequent lockdowns."

The project includes previously shared single "2010," and new arrival "Tabula Rasa" with Armand Hammer. An accompanying video sees the duo of Billy Woods and Elucid trade verses before the mic is passed to Earl, who rhymes from inside the Alchemist's studio. Watch clips for both songs below.

"Before the virus I had been working on an album I named after a book I used to read with my mother ('The People Could Fly'). Once the lockdowns hit, people couldn't fly anymore," Earl explained in a statement. "A wise man said art imitates life. People were sick. The People were angry and isolated and restless. I leaned into the chaos cause it was apparent that it wasn't going anywhere. these songs are what happened when I would come up for air. Peace and love to Zelooperz the enigma, The Armand Hammer, and my good friends Alchemist and Black Noi$e. Peace and love to u."

Feet of Clay was among Exclaim!'s Best EPs of 2019. In 2021, Earl Sweatshirt has contributed to records from Wiki and the Alchemist.

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