J. Cole has confirmed that his next album is The Fall Off on new Summer walker collab.
Cole shared the announcement on “To Summer, From Cole,” the opening song from Summer Walker’s new Clear 2: Soft Life EP which arrived on Friday (May 19).
The song acts as a “audio hug” from Cole to Walker, featuring a heartfelt verse from Cole sandwiched by a tender hook from Walker, reminiscent of his uplifting poem about self-acceptance at the end of Logic’s “AfricAryaN.”
“I’m thinkin’ about ya, I heard you just had you another lil baby/ Congratulations, I hope you got through it with no complications/ I find it amazing, the way that you juggle your kids, the biz, the fame, the bitches that’s hatin’/ They sit around waiting for you to fall off like the album I’m making,” he raps.
Elsewhere in his verse, the father-of-two reflects on how becoming a parent has softened him rapping: “Session 32 bring me to tears, be getting chocked up when I hear it/ Seem like I keep crying off so much since a n-gga had these kids/ And I don’t know what it is that makes me so sensitive, more than I already was.”
Listen to “To Summer, From Cole” below:
The Fall Off was first revealed by J. Cole in 2020, when he shared an Instagram post outlining his release schedule for “The Fall Off Era.” The Off-Season, his sixth album, which was released the following year, It’s a Boy, a potential project, and The Fall Off were all mentioned in the post.