While he’s busy making his new album, Born Sinner, J. Cole decided he would give us an appetizer to enjoy before the main course arrives some time this year. Titled Truly Yours, the five-track EP is comprised of unreleased tracks he had kicking around. On Twitter, Cole tried to define it, writing, “don’t call it a mixtape. it’s not. it’s not a preview of the album either. woke up today and wanted to share these.”
He also issued a statement when he uploaded the EP earlier this morning:
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 fuck 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.
You can download Truly Yours here.