My heart was shattered as and when I found out J. Cole pushed back the release of his sophomore album Born Sinner. Cole’s original intent was to release Born Sinner on his 28th birthday (January 28) but now I can relax a little since he’s given us something to make up for the delay – a new EP, Truly Yours.
Truly Yours features a few tracks that didn’t make the official album cut like “Crunch Time” and “Tears for ODB.” Cole announced the compilation on his DreamVillian blog Monday night:
It’s time. I appreciate you giving me the time I needed to grow, experiment, and find the direction for my 2nd album.. And I have. Along the way I’ve recorded at least 4 albums worth of material, lots of it being unfinished demo versions waiting to be polished up, some of them are great songs and important stories that just won’t make the album (either they don’t fit Sonically, don’t fit Theme, or there’s just not enough space).
Tonight, I want to give you a few of these songs because you deserve them. It’s hard as bad word for me to keep all this music from you for so long, so I know it’s been hard for you to wait. Thank you for your patience. Vibe out to these songs in their raw form, no polish.. just a lot of my soul.. The wait is over. Truly Yours, Born Sinner Truly Yours
PS- 1st single coming this week. The album is hands down my best work yet. Can’t wait to share.
Talk about building anticipation! Listen to Truly Yours below, to download click here.