If you’re still assembling tonight’s Valentine’s playlist, here’s something to break up that block of Al Green: Chance the Rapper and his band The Social Experiment have unveiled a new track titled “Lady Friend”. With accompaniment from slow, sultry piano, satiny horns, and lush backing harmonies, Chance switches between a heartfelt croon and silky verses in order to pay homage to his own lovely lady friend. Grab your sweetheart and listen in below.
Given the release date, “Lady Friend” is more likely a one-off single than a track from Chance’s upcoming full-length. The follow-up to 2013’s Acid Rap, that LP is set to feature Frank Ocean, Andre 3000, and J. Cole. He and the Social Experiment are also releasing Surf, a record that highlights the talents of trumpet player Nico “Donnie Trumpet” Segal.