Mick Jenkins Returns From “A Layover” With New Single

blame it on Patrick Glynn August 29, 2017

Back in March, Mick Jenkins said he planned to release two projects this year after sharing his debut album—The Healing Component—the previous year. He said this while dropping a relaxed, smoke-filled cut, “Pressed For Time,” with Goldlink implying that the lovelorn nature of song “isn’t a preview of what’s to come.”

The raps return to a more mindful space on his new song, “A Layover.” Lasting just over two minutes (he called the song a “2 minute drill”), he details what his life has been like since his last release. (Hint: It’s largely flights around the world, so there are plenty of layovers.)

“Five flights this week/I do this motherfucka/First class, got ’em looking like who this muthafucka,” he raps amist the smoke-filled production from THEMpeople. As his mind wanders between projects, so does his body causing plenty of observation, from people wondering what he does for a living to Uber drivers’ unnecessary takes on the world we live in.

Listen to “A Layover” below.