Two weeks from now, the world will be able to check out Yung Bleu’s debut LP Moon Boy, which is led by the previously released singles “Thieves In Atlanta” with Coi Leray, “Ghetto Love Birds,” “Don’t Lie To Me,” and “Baddest” with Chris Brown and 2 Chainz. Today, Yung Bleu liberates a new track titled “Way More Close,” which sees production from Hitmaka and Chrishan and features none other than Detroit star Big Sean — another infectious hit under the Alabama talent’s belt.
Yung Bleu first broke through the mold with his Investments and Bleu Vandross series. Last year, he kicked off quarantine season with the six-track EP Since We Inside — months later, he would liberate Bleu Vandross 3, which saw 17 tracks with contributions from Flo Milli, Boosie Badazz, Yo Gotti, NoCap, Rylo Rodriguez, K Camp, and more. Keeping pressure applied, October would then see the EP Love Scars: The 5 Stages of Emotions, which housed “You’re Mines Still” — a song that quickly spawned a Drake-assisted remix. All-in-all, “You’re Mines Still” is to date Bleu’s most commercially successful hit, earning Bleu a well-deserved Platinum plaque.
Last year was an amazing one for Big Sean as well — September brought forth Sean’s fifth studio album Detroit 2, the sequel to 2012’s Detroit that boasted 21 cuts with a wealth of features from Nipsey Hussle, Post Malone, Ty Dolla $ign, Jhené Aiko, Anderson .Paak, Wale, Young Thug, Travis Scott, Lil Wayne, and a collective of fellow Detroit peers, among many others. Detroit 2 was Sean’s third number-one album thanks to 103,000 first-week album equivalent units. More recently, he celebrated past successes with the 10th anniversary deluxe edition of his debut LP Finally Famous, along with an unreleased reflection on his 2010 inclusion into XXL’s Freshman class.
Press play on “Way More Close” and look out for Yung Bleu’s Moon Boy to arrive June 23.