Saba has released his new single “Stop That,” which is currently available via The Orchard. The new self-produced track features co-production by Daoud and daedaePIVOT, which is the latest offering from Saba’s highly anticipated third solo album Few Good Things dropping on February 4, 2022.
Speaking on the “Stop That,” Saba shares, “I feel like more often than not, we let our own judgement of ourselves knock our confidence off before anyone else even offers any feedback. We let our insecurity ring loudly inside of us, making ourselves less than anyone. It is something I felt I was beginning to do throughout my life. Avoiding the discomfort. And this song works as my noticing and correcting that.”
Saba just announced the headlining Back Home Tour that will take him across North America and Europe starting in March.
Joining Saba on tour is English rapper, singer, and songwriter ENNY on U.K. dates and Dutch-Sudanese R&B singer-songwriter Gaidaa throughout Europe. Lute, a Charlotte rapper from Dreamville, will be supporting Saba on the North American leg. Amindi is from Los Angeles.
Tickets for Saba’s Return Home Tour go on-sale 10am local time on Friday, November 12th at sabapivot.com.
Last week, Saba made his return with his new single “Fearmonger.” The single will be a part of his third album There are few good things.
The new “Fearmonger” single featured Daoud and will serve as the lead release.
Saba released the single with a message to his fans. It is available in its entirety and you can listen to it below.
A ‘fearmonger’ is defined by Cambridge as ‘someone who intentionally tries to make people afraid of something when this is not necessary or reasonable.’ I’m saying we’re embedded with this ‘irrational fear.’ The song takes this concept and kind of turns it slightly abstract by assigning a character to ‘fearmonger.’ I’ve never made a record that sounded anything like this and part of the fun of releasing music is to create worlds sonically and have people trust you to show them around your own imagination.”
When I made this record, I realized how much my fears had affected me. When I had big decisions to make I wasn’t sure I was making the right decision. The fear of not doing enough. Fear was something I accepted. It is no longer something I want to conquer. Fear of losing it all. Fear of failure. Fear of failing to be enough. It is a new territory for me and makes me reflect on my family’s relationships with fear, failure and success. This song focuses on fear in relation to money, which I still struggle with.
Being from a long line of poverty is not a new story, but it does come with its own traumas and judgements that can make our relationship to success feel like it’s never enough. It’s embedded into us from our upbringing so we spend our adulthood trying our best to unlearn it. It becomes you holding on to a dollar afraid to spend it or share it because you don’t know if it’s your last one. You don’t have a trust fund, a family or grandparent who can assist you. If you hit the bottom, it’s just that. Your parents and theirs were the same. “I know if I fall back down ain’t no one there to lend me rope.”