Freddie Gibbs taps Kaytranada and BadBadNotGood for new song “Alexys” — listen

Another promising cut off Gibbs' forthcoming Shadow of a Doubt follow-up

    Photo by Nina Corcoran

    This Friday, March 31st, Freddie Gibbs will return with a new album titled You Only Live 2wice. The follow-up to 2015’s well-received Shadow of a Doubt marks his third overall and first since being acquitted of sexual assault last year.

    The Indiana rapper previously gifted fans with lead single “Crushed Glass”; today, he’s broken off a second preview in “Alexys”. At once hard-hitting and soulful, it features a loopy, throwback backdrop produced by Kaytranada and BadBadNotGood. It’s no shocker the cut comes together as well as it does, as the two Canadian guest collaborators have a history of working magic together (see BadBadNotGood’s recent IV album and Kaytra’s Polaris Prize-winning 99.9%).

    Stream “Alexys” below.

    You Only Live 2wice Tracklist:
    01. 20 Karat Jesus
    02. Alexys
    03. Crushed Glass
    04. Dear Maria
    05. Amnesia
    06. Andrea
    07. Phone Lit
    08. Homesick