Chance The Rapper Releases "Angels", His First Song Available on Streaming Services
Earlier this week, Chance The Rapper had the internet going wild when during his interview with New York's Hot 97, he revealed a collaboration with late night talk show host Stephen Colbert was in the works. Tonight, Chance swiftly followed up this claim by appearing on The Late Show to premiere a new single titled "Angels".
While this song does not seem to be the one he worked on with Colbert (unless of course the comedian is playing an instrument on it), "Angels" features fellow Chicago rapper Saba, who is known for his previous chance collab, "Everybody's Something".
While it is available for free on both Soundcloud and iTunes (continuing the trend he began when Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment's Surf! became the first project on iTunes to be available for free), it should also be noted that this is his first solo song that Chance is making available through streaming services such as Spotify and Apple Music. Previously, Chance had some critical words for these types of subscription based services:
"The TIDAL formula is awesome if it actually works out. It’s a direct fan-to-artist or fan-to-supplier type of connection, but it’s not really working that way yet. Everybody that was on the stage was like signed to a label and shit. At the end of the day, all these streaming services are whack as fuck."
Are you feeling "Angels"? Let us know in the comments and stay tuned for our in-depth interview with Donnie Trumpet, dropping next month!