Russ continues his streak of consistency as he drops off another track “Misunderstood.” The new cut follows his recent collaboration with Lil Baby titled “UGLY.” In the new song, Russ delves into how it feels to open up, only to have your words and intentions twisted:
Misunderstood, you only see, pieces that fit your view of me. Your mind is made up, my hands are tied. Misunderstood time after time/ I feel like I got nothing left. There’s something in my way I can’t move/ I really showed you all of me, just for you to pick and choose. How convenient for you, try falling back but I can’t, I keep leaning towards you/ If you wanna leave, then just leave but I hope it ain’t easy for you. I’m turning myself inside out, can’t believe you don’t see this for you.
At the top of the year, Russ linked up with 2020’s superstar Lil Baby for their aforementioned “UGLY” collaboration. The track has brought a special type of win to Russ, as he reveals his only worry as an independent artist has surely now been alleviated. “Imma be honest...gettin on a radio was the only element of bein independent that I didn’t really know how I was gonna conquer,” he writes as he shares his track reached No. 1 on Most Added Urban Radio. “This means A LOT. MOST ADDED ‘preciate everyone supporting.”
Russ has been feeding his fans with loose singles throughout last year, including “Give Up,” Throne Talks,” “Take You Back” with Kehlani, “Paid Off,” “Sorry,” and “I Love Me.” He also surprised everyone with CHOMP, a five-track EP that saw additional features from DJ Premier, Busta Rhymes, Ab-Soul, Benny The Butcher, Black Thought, and KXNG Crooked.
Be sure to press play on Russ’ new “Misunderstood” track down below.