Late in 2021, Saba delivered two different tracks from his usual style - “Fearmonger” and “Stop That.” However, the smooth and melodic “Come My Way” brings things full circle in more ways than one. The laid back delivery is reminiscent of the flow from his debut album Bucket List Project, while the Krayzie Bone feature is a snapshot of the Chicago rapper’s childhood.
Speaking on the guest appearance, Saba said, "When I think back on first discovering Bone Thugs-N-Harmony as a child, it immediately stood out to me as unique. I started paying attention and really learning how to rap from listening to them and trying to recite it. It felt honest and completely true to themselves — authentic in a way that doesn’t come around very often and in a way that will be impossible to recreate. Their mix of melody and rhythms that I had never heard is what connected with me in a way that other music just didn’t. It inspired me to be more creative.”
This creativity shines while Saba puts his own spin on the legendary group’s melody and rhymes. Daoud and daedaePivot continue to amaze on the production as the soothing guitar loop is the perfect backdrop for the two generational talents. “It’s an ode to nostalgia, and growing up, and I think ‘hopeful’ and ‘soulful’ are accurate descriptions of the song,” Saba said about the track. His verse is split into two equally amazing parts, displaying his famous rapping and lyricism while also showing off his singing ability. Krayzie bone did not miss a beat on the track, clearly still being able to flow just like he used to.
The song carries a story of the difficulties of growing up on the westside of Chicago, as Saba went on to say, “I considered a poverty song as a concept for this one. 'All I’m doing [is] thinking how to get some money, and then we’ll be good.' This is a false statement, but one that I believed at a point, and many others believe right now. This song also takes place in that nostalgic kind of setting. I’m describing many things that are normal on the westside of Chicago, so that it plays like just any other day — pretty stagnant but having so much life. 'We ain’t got no time to relax' is a harsh reality for so many people experiencing this type of poverty where the focus is on work and survival. 'Had to run them niggas shooting shit, I wish that the guys had shields' is an acknowledgement of grief, but the song is not written as to feel sad or sorry for ourselves. It is a reality, not one I or anyone else can change, so this song is about getting up the next day and getting to work, or getting to it however you provide, but just moving on in that fashion. 'And then we’ll be good,' throughout whatever adversity, and challenges, and otherwise just fucked up shit comes our way.”
We’re now just three weeks away from Few Good Things, releasing February 4th. In the meantime, enjoy the latest entry to Saba’s glorious catalog, which loops itself perfectly so you can put it on repeat all day long: