PREMIERE: Supa Bwe “Jubilee”

Supa Bwe’s brand of music — often underpinned by his own beats — strike a haunting balance between rap and sung, but his biggest trademark is his falsetto. The Chicago artist flips between more melodic bars, and the weirder, more avant-garde stuff like we’re premiering today on “Jubilee.”

With “Jubilee,” Supa explores themes that address his mental and emotional state. He wrote the song while “climbing out of a deep mental trench,” he says. He had a rocky start to 2016: His group of two years Hurt Everybody broke up, and felt he was pushing his loved ones away.

“[‘Jubilee’] is a song explaining what it feels like to be able to watch yourself grow and develop in real time. It’s a song about liberating myself through forgiveness and living out this extraordinary year of Jubilee in a way that’s healthier for me. It’s a song about struggling with the idea of letting my partner go and continuing life without her after a very intense, six year bond,” Supa explains.

While Supa wouldn’t describe himself as a religious man, the song explores religious themes. “I’m familiar with the bible and have always been fascinated with the concept of the Jubilee because of its themes of liberation and forgiveness. Those two aspects of human nature are imperative to growth, which I’m dedicating myself to.”

Though Hurt Everybody is no more, Supa just announced the formation of a new trio called Fight Me —the group’s name originating from a phrase he says regularly— with fellow Chicago rapper UG Vavy and producer Shepard Hues.

“Jubilee” is the second single from Supa Bwe’s forthcoming project Dead Again 3, which is set to release on July 4. Stream the track below.

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