The singer released his new song to the public on Thursday (May 9) via Soundcloud, with a message via Twitter, in wich he described the tune as a “real fun energetic summer song.”
Clocking in at just over four-and-a-half minutes, “High Art” is a mid-tempo tune about the simple pleasures in life: making love and getting high.
“I make love to my girl / I get high with my n*****,” The-Dream sings on the chorus.
Meanwhile, Jay-Z arrives with a verse that includes a line about his “Bey Bey.”
“Sky high with Ty Ty, G feezys with Jay Breezy/Castro to Cabo with OG, then I’m back home to my Bey-Be/Police escorts at the All Star, and the Super Bowl, I don’t need a horn/Horn, beep beep, I’m too on”
[Listen to "High Art," here]
The Dream-Jay combo has worked to great effect withe the pair’s GRAMMY-winning collabo, “No Church in the Wild,” off the Jay-Z/Kanye collab Watch the Throne.
“High Art” opens the door for IV Play, which is scheduled to drop May 28 on Radio Killa/Def Jam. The album (originally under the titles Love Affair and Love IV, was purportedly going to come out in June of 2011 before a long series of delays.
The artist behind “I Luv Your Girl,” “Falsetto” and other club hits, recently called the IV Play “25 percent of the fabric musically of what I’ve done” in an interview with Vevo, noting that he “really opened it up” on the album’s other 75 percent.
He also pointed to several Sam Cooke songs as inspiration for the album, specificially citing “Only Sixteen.”
“It’s about being a story and you wanting to hear about it,” he said. “Verses, I think, with some of the songs now are just so empty.”
-Kevin Rutherford, Radio.com