This past summer saw Yung Bleu blessing his fans with his debut LP Moon Boy, which contained 15 tracks and a wealth of contributions from the likes of H.E.R., Kodak Black, Moneybagg Yo, Kehlani, Big Sean, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, and Drake, the last of whom appeared on the updated version of Bleu‘s hit single “You’re Mines Still.” In addition to his own work, the Mobile, AL star also spent the year making well-received appearances on Mooski’s “Track Star (Remix),” Tink’s “Selfish,” Moneybagg Yo’s “This Feeling,” Rotimi’s “Polaroid,” and — most recently — Ne-Yo’s “Stay Down.”
Last week, Yung Bleu returned with a new EP titled No, I’m Not Ok, an emotionally charged effort that sees a single assist from Monica. As the title track makes clear, Bleu is fighting through some dark emotions in regards to past betrayal:
“Oh, no, I’m not okay, whole situation hit my heart just like tidal wave, and when it get dark, I pray to God that I see brighter days, had to cut you off ’cause I’ve been lost like I’ve been in a maze, swear you would be amazed, the shit that people do to you, but you gotta stay true to you, love, it’s beautiful, don’t let it ruin you, gotta keep doin’ you, ’cause you that nigga for sure, so I suggest you keep on walkin’ when you passin’ me, and don’t keep askin’ me, I’m not okay…”
“It probably was just, you know, how my fanbase was going and like, me, just capturing that fanbase like … I never wanted to be like other artists, you know what I’m saying? ‘Cause when I perform … it was like, ‘who can grab the females?'”
Check out No, I’m Not Ok.