Saba releases long-awaited third studio LP, Few Good Things
INCLUDING COLLABORATIONS WITH PIVOT GANG, BLACK THOUGHT, 6LACK, SMINO, MEREBA, FOUSHEÉ + MORE
|PRAISE FOR SABA
“His most affecting tracks celebrate nuance; they often manage to be joyful and tragic,
triumphant and anxiety-inducing, all at once”
“Through Saba’s inner turmoil, he finds his most powerful and diaristic” storytelling.”
“Sell-out shows have been a long time coming for the rapper,
who’s been a streaming success with Australian listeners”
“In mining such intensely personal subject matter Saba has found that
the more honest he is with his own life and experiences, the more people connect”
“A beautiful project with so much replay value it’s astounding”
The AU Review
“Lush and funky”
“Honesty and humility knows no bounds”
Nearly four years following the release of his critically acclaimed 2018 album CARE FOR ME, the independent Chicago rapper-producer and Pivot Gang co-Founder Saba has released his long-awaited third studio album, Few Good Things. The 14-song LP also features notable collaborations, including Pivot Gang, Black Thought, Krayzie Bone, 6LACK, Smino, Mereba, Fousheé, Benjamin Earl Turner, and more. LISTEN HERE.
The dynamic record includes new standout, ‘Still’ (feat. 6LACK and Smino), in addition to the previously released singles, ‘Survivor’s Guilt‘ with fellow Chicago rapper G Herbo, the Krayzie Bone-assisted ‘Come My Way‘, hard-hitting solo track ‘Stop That‘, and the funk-laden ‘Fearmonger‘ with Daoud.
“The concept of ‘Few Good Things’ is the realization of self after a search for exterior fulfillment,” shared Saba on the inspiration behind the album’s title.“It is the satisfaction and completeness you gain by simply living a life that is yours. Few is a small number, but few is not lonely. In the face of all adversity, a few good things is recognizing and accepting blessings. Few is to count them, one by one – an empty glass is full of air, an empty bank is full of lessons., and an empty heart is full of memories. Few good things is to grow comfortable with the empty, and despite that, finding your fullness.”
On Friday, Feb 11 at 1:00pm AEST (Thursday Feb 10th at 9:00pm EST), Saba will premiere the album’s accompanying film. Produced by Partizan in association with SoundCloud and Pogi Studios, the poignant and touching film is directed and written by award-winning filmmaker C.T. Robert and explores the roots of Saba’s desire for exterior fulfillment and his recognition of the fulfillment he’s already felt by simply living a life that was meant for him with those he’s loved. Using Few Good Things as the sonic backdrop, the film weaves together a few selected tracks from the album with the collage of sounds one might expect to hear making their way through Saba’s hometown in the West Side of Chicago. WATCH THE TRAILER HERE.
Additionally, Saba announced tour dates for his headlining spring 2022 Back Home Tour for North America and Europe/U.K. The tour launches in Europe and the U.K. with support from English rapper, singer, and songwriter ENNY on U.K. dates and Dutch-Sudanese R&B singer-songwriter Gaidaa throughout Europe. The North American leg includes support from Charlotte-bred Dreamville rapper Lute and Los Angeles artist Amindi.
FEW GOOD THINGS
Free Samples (feat. Cheflee)
Survivor’s Guilt (feat. G Herbo)
An Interlude Called Circus (feat. Eryn Allen Kane)
Fearmonger (feat. Daoud)
Come My Way (feat. Krayzie Bone)
Still (feat. 6LACK & Smino)
Simpler Time (feat. Mereba)
Soldier (feat. Pivot Gang)
If I Had a Dollar (feat. Benjamin Earl Turner)
Make Believe (feat. Fousheé)
2012 (feat. Day Wave)
Few Good Things (feat. Black Thought & Eryn Allen Kane)