On February 4, independent Chicago-based rapper and producer Saba released his 3rd studio album, Few Good Things, after nearly four years since his critically-acclaimed 2018 album Care for Me. The album is now available to stream now on all digital platforms via The Orchard.
According to The New York Times, this 14-song LP is “meticulously arranged,” featuring notable collaborations with star artists such as Pivot Gang, Black Thought, Krayzie Bone, 6LACK, Smino, Mereba, Fousheé, Benjamin Earl Turner, and more.
On the inspiration behind the album’s title, Saba shares that “the concept of Few Good Things is the realization of self after a search for exterior fulfillment. 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.”
Accompanying the LP, Few Good Things: The Short Film will be premiering soon via Saba’s official YouTube channel. The poignant and touching film is directed and written by award-winning filmmaker C.T. Robert and produced by Partizan in association with SoundCloud and Pogi Studios, and will be exploring Saba’s intrinsic desire for exterior fulfillment and the recognition of the fulfillment he’s already felt by living life simply and with love. The film will be using Few Good Things as a sonic backdrop to weave together a collage of sound and history, recreating through musical and visual experiences a callback to Saba’s hometown in Chicago’s West Side.
You can stream Saba’s LP Few Good Things here.