Denzel Curry and T-Pain’s “Troubles” Is a Smoky Jazz Bounce

Last week, Denzel Curry announced that his new album, Melt my eyes, see your future, will be released this Friday, March 25. The tracklist also revealed a loaded list of guest features, including 454, 6lack, Bridget Perez, Jasiah, JID, Rico Nasty, Robert Glasper, Saul Williams, Slowthai, and T-Pain. Meanwhile, the album’s producers are Cardo, DJ Khalil, Dot Da Genius, Jpegmafia, Kal Banx, Karriem Riggins, Kenny Beats, and Thundercat. Loaded, right?

As we gear up for the full release later this week, Curry has shared T-Pain’s collaboration track, “Troubles,” along with an accompanying video. The clip begins with Curry on crutches, standing on stage at a jazz cabaret. It spits out bars over a sleek snare beat as surreal imagery is spliced ​​in. T-Pain joins him with his glorious auto-tuned voice and the track achieves a smoky jazz bounce. They sync on the hook, rapping, “I got some problems these meds can’t fix, we might have a hard time ’cause life is ab*tch, and you’re happy when your ass gets rich.”

The distinct aesthetic of “Troubles” speaks to what Curry described in a statement about the overarching message of Melt my eyes, see your future:

“I like traditional hip hop, I like drums and bass, I like trap, I like poetry, so a lot of that is going to be intertwined in this album, including jazz and a lot of genres that I found out when I was a kid and just being in my parent’s house. This album is made up of everything I couldn’t give you on TA13OO or Imperial because I was going through depression and anger issues.

Watch the video for “Troubles” above.

Melt my eyes, see your future was released 3/25 via Loma Vista Recordings. Pre-order it here.

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