Earl Sweatshirt gave fans a piece of his mind and a piece of his heart on the November single “Chum” and the Odd Future rapper has premiered the video to accompany it, which finds him floating through a black and white haze as he pours out his thoughts.
Earl announced the new video on Twitter Tuesday (December 4) along with the title of his upcoming debut . “Chum was directed by Hiro Murai, and delayed by The Man,” he wrote, adding, “This albums called Doris.” Watch above.
The rhymes on “Chum” are heartbreakingly honest, with Earl spitting, “It’s probably been twelve years since my father left, left me fatherless /And I just used to say I hate him in dishonest jest / When honestly I miss this n—a, like when I was six /And every time I got the chance to say it I would swallow it.”
In addition to mentioning Tyler the Creator’s big brother role in his life, he also touches on the Complex exposé that tracked him down in a Samoan boarding school. “I know you’re happy now, craving that these Complex f— n—as will track me down/ Just to be the guys that did it, like I like attention. Supposed to be grateful right, like thanks so much you made my life/ Harder and the ties between my mama die straining tight.”