Chicago rapper Mick Jenkins left a big impression with last year’s mixtape The Water[s].

The H20-inspired project marked him out as one to watch, pairing his leftfield, almost stream-of-consciousness flow with hazy beats and rich, jazz-tinged instrumentation, so his next watery project is eagerly anticipated.

On Wave[s] Jenkins gets deep on romance, heartbreak and regret, but there’s room for dancing too, with Kaytranada contributing the stomping ‘Your Love’. Production also comes from Lee Bannon and ThemPeople.

Stream it in full below via NPR – it’s out August 21.



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