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Vince Staples dwells on the complications of returning home on “MAGIC”, teases new album

Having released one of the best albums of 2021 with his self-titled record, Vince Staples is already gearing up to release a new record called Ramona Park Broke My Heart in April. While there’s no more details yet, Staples says about the title: “It’s symbolic of home. And everyone has a home. Even though it’s very personal to me, everyone can relate to it. That’s why I thought it would work for this chapter.”

Today he shares lead single “MAGIC”, produced by Mustard. A clear change in tone from the greyed sound of Vince Staples, “MAGIC” implements overtly bumping drums, dreamy synths, and a straight-up chorus. While it first seems a happy song, Staples singing about “floating to the ceiling”, his tight bars unravel a more complicated truth about walking the streets of his home. While there are plenty who smile and wave as he passes, he can’t help but notice those who “hate to see a n***a smilin'”. Naturally, this sends him into dreams of gang banging and “thuggin’, jumpin’ out the backseat bustin'”.

Check out “MAGIC” below or on streaming platforms.

More news on Ramona Park Broke My Heart is hopefully just around the corner. For now you can find him on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.