It seems like ages ago DeJ Loaf‘s “Try Me” was set on repeat while my friends groaned in the car. Eventually, they stopped groaning and started singing along to the infectious tune. That was just last summer. Now, the Detroit emcee has been on every hook east to west (Kid Ink’s “Be Real,” Game’s “Ryda,” Chevy Woods’ “All Said & Done“) and a debut EP – her first project on Columbia Records – to show for all the hard work.
At five tracks, And See That’s The Thing includes the previously-released “Back Up” with Big Sean, the Future-assisted “Hey There” that dropped earlier today, and three solo songs. The original tracklist DeJ shared on Instagram yesterday featured six tracks, but “Butterflies” is seemingly absent from the retail release.
In the hours leading up to the iTunes release, DeJ took to IG to share her thoughts on each track – including the missing joint. Breeze through her words below and head to iTunes to cop. We’ll update the post with a stream, but for the time being, those wanting a preview can check into Apple Music.
UPDATE: Spotify delivers a stream; which includes the aforementioned “Butterflies” that is still missing from the iTunes release at the time of this post.
“Desire” (prod. IzzeThaProducer)
A song I whipped up in the studio in such short time. A song where I had a lot on my mind/chest and wanted to get it off. So much to say! Sat in the studio with @IzzeTheProducer as played beats.. And picked this one to be cued up. And went in to express myself. “I can’t hold back, I gotta live life, go and get everything that I desire.” Meaning to me no matter I’m going to get it and I won’t be stopped!
“Been On My Grind” (prod. Go Grizz & Smash David)
Another song where I expressed how hard I’ve been grinding since everything has blown up for me. Staying focus, And not taking any of this for granted. Also talked about removing things from my situation to position myself correctly.
“Hey There” f. Future (prod. iRocksays, J. Vaughn & A Team)
A Nice, sexy, soft melodized song. Song was inspired from experience. I detailed things that may happen in ones relationship when making love! I thought @Future himself would be a dope add to the song.
“We Winnin'” (prod. Izze the Producer)
A song where I express how I plan to be in this forever. No matter how much hate, slack I get from the non believers. I’m great. I’m Winnin. Relax and watch me work!
Butterflies (prod. DDS)
I wrote this song about a special person/situation I’d experienced. A Mysterious love triangle, I’d like to call it. We both connected on a level no one else would understand. And fell for one another. “Butterflies” was what I would get whenever I was around that person so that’s what I decided to call it.