Due to the novel Coronavirus, most working people have been told to work from home and self-quarantine. For many artists and musicians, this meant getting tours cut short, but for those working on new music, now is the time to take advantage of the lack of distractions and get focused. And some artists, like Post Malone, Swae Lee, and Metro Boomin and 21 Savage, this self-quarantine time means some fire ass music is on the way! 😎
Post Malone and his team were one of many who had to cut their tour short due to the virus, but his manager Dre London took to Instagram to reassure fans the tour being cut short wouldn't be a complete loss.
"I’m sorry I can’t stay away from my brother Posty! I’ll take the chance," wrote the music executive on Instagram. "Tonight we made a smash on FaceTime now we gonna just go into Quarantine Album mode! If we don’t connect energy how the [world] gonna enjoy this summer?" London wrote.
Post Malone found himself in some hot water after not cancelling shoes despite local governments suggesting that he stop the tours. And worse yet, one of his producers tested positive for COVID-19. But despite all this, Post and his manager are looking to make the best of this time to work on a new album, likely to be released Summer 2020. And the good news for music fans is that he's not alone.
Swae Lee, 21 Savage and Metro Boomin, and even Roddy Ricch have been using this self-quarantine time to work on new music. Earlier last week, Roddy shared a snippet of a new song he's working on that had everyone turning up and begging for the single to drop.
After the album was supposed to drop March 13th but it didn't end up panning out, Metro Boomin reassured fans that Savage Mode 2 was still in the works right now, and that he'd be using this time to work on the project. He's also got a project in the works with Lil Durk, but right now all of his focus is on his collab project with 21, and he joked that he wouldn't be leaving his house until the album was done.
And of course, Swae Lee has also decided to use this time to work on his solo project. He dropped "Someone Said," a Metro Boomin-produced song based off of his feature on Travis Scott's hit 2018 song "Sicko Mode," and talks of a full length album from Swae were in the works prior to the whole world falling apart. But he announced as well that he would be self-quarantining and hitting the studio during this time.
Y'all ready for all of this post-Coronavirus music to start dropping? If it's all said in done before this summer, we might be have Summer '16 Part 2 on our hands 👀👀👀