Saba Says, "Care For Me", Was Written During The Lowest Time Of His Life
"Even when I tried to write something funny, it went dark."
New York, NY – A week after leaving the highly acclaimed Care For Me album [read HipHopDX], Saba, dropped by sway In The Morning to discuss the project and share your reaction to its early success.
"Milestones and recognitions are in addition to," Saba said, pointing out that the disc debuted at #43 on the Billboard 200. "That is not what this is about ... but it means a lot [as an independent artist]."
Although things are bright now, Saba describes the period when he made the album as the lowest time of his life.
"It's a super honest, emotional rap album ... it was like a therapy for me," he said. "It's the opposite album of what I wanted to do. Even when I tried to write something funny, it went dark."
Although the project was inspired by painful moments in Chicago of the MC's life, the Oscillation is quick to intervene and note "when listening to the album, which [in fact] feel good ... that is the irony of all of this."
In contrast to his past work, Saba maintains the LP 's progress under strict secrecy. He allowed no one outside of the album's co-producers, daedaePIVOT and Daoud, to listen to them during their creation.
Check out the entirety of the Oscillation of the appearance, which includes a freestyle above and look out for Saba, in the Attention that I tour starting Wednesday night (April 11), in Philadelphia.
PHILLY TONIGHT 📍 FIRST STOP OF THE #CAREFORME TOUR
STILL SOME TIX IN https://t.co/y1Q1hkLUJR TAG A FRIEND THAT NEEDS EM pic.twitter.com/X1YjmsS8Uw
— SABA (@sabaPIVOT) April 11, 2018