Nearly two years after performing “And They Say” in the lead up to Coloring Book, Chance the Rapper’s collaboration with Kaytranada has finally been released.
The Montreal producer premiered the track this weekend while appearing as a guest on Pharrell and Scott Vener’s OTHERtone radio show. “And They Say” was recorded in the earliest stages of “Chance 3” and while the track missed the final cut, “All Night,” another Kaytranada produced track made the tracklist.
Listen to the “new” track here:
Some fans were quick to get excited when Chano said “new album alert,” but it’s key to remember that this was written with an intended use for Coloring Book. Chance also rapped about his father, Ken Bennet, who once worked for President Obama. “My pop’s in the mirror, Mufasa is in me / I know my daddy, you can tell when I speak, I got his name.”
During a Twitter Q&A last year, Chance told fans that he has officially given ownership of the track over to Kaytranada. The producer has no imminent plans for an official release.
In a now-deleted tweet, Kaytranada said, “I still don’t have the full version of the song but go ahead and rip it from the mix or something.” So that’s exactly what fans did. So while we’ll all be looking out for an official release, the radio rip is more than serviceable.
The past weekend also marked the one year anniversary of Coloring Book, so this track feels like a perfectly timed gift for the fans.
Chance is currently on the road with his “Be Encouraged Tour” which goes through June 17, wrapping up in Dover, Delaware. In October, he has two big shows at the Hollywood Bowl before Austin City Limits and the Lost Lake Festival. Somewhere in the middle of this, he’ll be promoting his A24 film, Slice, which has yet to announce a release date. But hopefully come November, Chance’s schedule might finally be free.
I think I speak on behalf of all mankind when I say we’re eagerly awaiting Chance’s next project, whether that be a fourth mixtape or his first official album. Either way, more likely than not, Kaytranada will find himself contributing once again.