Not even a year since the release of his debut album Since Birth, Chevy Woods is back with new music.
The Taylor Gang rapper dropped his new single “TXT ME” this past Friday along with the music video. It’s a stripped back, piano-led song with Woods’s singing highlighting the track. It’s a fresh sound, different from his more upbeat music that we’ve grown to know him for.
The video shows Woods in his element in the studio, performing the song. It’s a visual that’s entirely in black and white (until the very end), a very unique choice which makes for a raw and appealing aesthetic.
Now, let’s talk about the ending of his song. The last 30 seconds includes dialogue between two people. Do you recognize where it’s from?
It’s from the 1989 film Lean On Me. The conversation is between Principal Joe Clark (played by Morgan Freeman) and a student named Thomas Sams. It’s one of the most memorable scenes from the film and the visual imagery is what inspired the movie poster for it. You can check out the whole scene here (skip to 2:21 for the sample).
This single follows the release of his album Since Birth, which came out July of last year. The 15-track project included features from Wiz Khalifa and Tdot Illdude. His songs “Gang Wit Us,” “Alive” featuring Khalifa, and “Escape” are among some of the album’s highlights, with the latter earning over 1.68 million streams on Spotify.
Before the single dropped, Woods tweeted a preview of this song and hinted that there is a remix version in the works featuring a special artist.
I got somebody on the remix and it ain’t even drop yet … 🤐 pic.twitter.com/4rPCXbBR38
— Chevy Woods (@CHEVYWOODS) March 4, 2021
“TXT ME” is a nice showing for Woods. We are starting to see his musical versatility, showcasing his unique tone on a much slower R&B inspired track. We’re looking forward to seeing what else he has in store for us.
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