Reporting Annie Reuter
McCoy promises a 2014 follow-up to Lazarus, his debut solo album featuring 2010′s inescapable hit “Billionaire” featuring Bruno Mars. In the meantime, McCoy’s got a new collaboration single, “Rough Water” featuring Jason Mraz, which he debuted today. Listen below.
The track kicks off with Mraz’s falsetto singing, “Hey, never let go of me/Hold tight it’s gonna get hard to breathe” alongside delicate strums of the acoustic guitar. Soon McCoy’s familiar raps enter. “I’ll never make you suffer/All I ask for in return is some reciprocation/I’ll be your oxygen when you’re running out of patience.”
While “Rough Water” doesn’t quite embody the anthemic feel of “Billionaire,” it does have some “oh-oh-oh’s” and a few zeitgeist-y lines for the kids (“This type of love we got, they’ll never get it I’ll be the Leo DiCaprio to your Kate Winslet/Sometimes I panic but I never take you for granted/I’ll hold you til my lips turn blue like Jack in Titanic”).