Chance the Rapper
is a gift. You probably already know that, but in case you need a reminder, here's his performance from last night's Late Show with Stephen Colbert:
The new, unreleased song Chance performed is a collaboration with Canadian singer-songwriter Daniel Caesar. The song does not yet have a known title, but the lyrical contents seem to deal with fatherhood, work-life-spirit balance, and making each day count. Though it starts out a very soft melody, with Caesar plucking out the quiet, serene tune on an electric guitar, the song picks up around the 3:35 mark in the video, with the introduction of percussion and a gospel chorus.
Hopefully this track will land on an upcoming album of Chance's in the future. It's infused with the same thoughtful and clever lyrics Chance has been a champion of in the past, and he only seems to get more insightful with time. Chance's 2016 album, Coloring Book,
won the Best Rap Album award at the 2017 Grammy Awards. Of the "Best Albums of the Year" lists that were compiled last year in many major musical publications, it averaged a ranking of seventh.
If you need further evidence that Chance the Rapper is both an incredible artist and a very, very good person, look no further than his interview with Stephen Colbert from earlier in the show, in which he discusses his disdain for politics, his nonprofit work raising money for the severely underfunded Chicago public school system, and his faith.