Reflecting on what life was like back in early 2018, it almost feels as if the we were living in a different world. LeBron James was still a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Drake had not gone to war with Pusha T and Tony Stark’s Iron Man was still around. Back then, a young artist by the name of Saba was still working on the project called Care For Me. In 10 well-developed tracks, the Chicago native went from being a promising talent to becoming everything that everyone had hoped he would be.
Fast forward to 2022, the world is in a different place. Music is in a different space, the sports landscape is in a radically different place and Saba’s life is wildly different. Still, he found a way to deliver an artistic view of how he views things now. He calls it Few Good Things, a 14-track project that includes guest appearances from G Herbo, Black Thought and many others.
“The concept of Few Good Things is the realization of self after a search for exterior fulfillment,” Saba said about his newest album.
“It is the satisfaction and completeness you gain by simply living a life that is yours. Few is a small number, but few is not lonely. In the face of all adversity, a few good things is recognizing and accepting blessings. Few is to count them, one by one – an empty glass is full of air, an empty bank is full of lessons., and an empty heart is full of memories. Few good things is to grow comfortable with the empty, and despite that, finding your fullness.”
Saba’s album is accompanied by a worldwide tour that kicks off next month in Europe. In April, he’ll return to the United States for shows in Phoenix, New York, Detroit and several other major cities across North America. Tickets to the show will cost you a few dollars, but listening to the album is relatively free. Check out the project below.