Earl Sweatshirt Considers His Own Mortality, Because of Course He Does, on New Adult Swim Single "Balance"

The Knxwledge-produced quick-hit keeps Adult Swim's incredibly good run going.
17 August 2016, 4:57pm

The Adult Swim singles series has been almost impossibly strong this year. Thenolnious Martin and Joey Purp’s “Bomaye” was as strong as anything from Save Money this year; Against Me! gave a glimpse into their new record on “Haunting, Haunted, Haunts;” Blanck Mass dropped around eight minutes of frenetic noise on “D7-D5;” plus there was the swooning collaboration between Ryan Hemsworth, Keaton Henson and Mitski.

This morning, the 13th installment of the series dropped with Earl Sweatshirt’s Knxwledge-featuring “Balance.” It’s a quick hit, coming in at under 90 seconds, but that doesn’t stop Earl from contemplating his own mortality, returning to his hook: “I've been tryna tell a different story / Find balance and I'm tipping off / And tell grandma I be with her shortly.” Knxwledge’s beat is as lazily jazzy as anything that Earl has worked over, nonchalantly world-weary.

Listen to it below.

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