“Surround Sound” starts off pretty melodic, with JID and 21 Savage selling fast-fire verses on a moody, piano-heavy beat. After seeing Baby Tate, however, the whole song shifts, chaos ensues, and the heavier beat replaces the original melody. “We’re trappin’ on the low, ”JID admitted as bass blasts.
The accompanying video of the single, directed by Mac Grant and Chad Tennies, reflects its changing mood. Initially, the three rappers lived on it with their crews, dancing inside and on top of the cars. If the beat changes, however, the clip shifts to black and white, depicting violent shots. By the end of the song, JID’s posse is gone – instead, about 10 doubles of the same rapper are going wild in the same house. Sometimes you have to be your own friend, like.
“Surround Sound” offers a first look at JID’s long-watched third album, The Story of Eternity. While a release date has not been revealed, the record is expected to fall this year. JID’s last album in 2018 DiCaprio 2. Earlier this month, we learned that we could also look forward to a JID feature on Denzel Curry’s upcoming album. Melt My Eyez See Your Future. As for 21 Savage, the rapper who most recently collaborated with Rick Ross on our Rap Song of the Week, “Outlawz,” while Baby Tate was a guest on Princess Nokia’s single “The Men From Mars.”